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Providence Journal publishes op-ed by President Leo I. Higdon Jr.


Connecticut College President Leo I. Higdon Jr. published an op-ed in today's Providence Journal that gives advice to high school students and their parents on how to find the college with the best fit, the best education and the best value.

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"When visiting colleges in these turbulent economic times, there are several questions parents and students should ask to ensure the education experience will be worthy of the investment," Higdon wrote.

Higdon suggests students ask questions like, "Is the college currently investing in the student experience?" and "What kind of success do the graduates enjoy?"

"No college can rest on its laurels," he wrote. "Ask about campus facilities, programs and the faculty. Colleges that focus on the student experience will find ways, even in a recession, to renew the campus, launch new learning programs and partnerships and hire the best faculty members they can."

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