A lot to celebrate on this 01/01/2010. First, Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all had a wonderful celebration ringing in the new year and I wish you all the best in 2010. Second, Happy New Decade. It is simply amazing to think how quickly the first decade of the new millennium flew by. I remember just ten years ago stepping out of my family's bomb shelter relieved that the world did not end due to Y2K. (O.K. that is a bit of an exaggeration.) Though 2010 does not feel much different than 2009 yet, I am looking forward to the new year and new decade.
The new year has started for me in the same way the old year closed out -- answering tons and tons of questions from applicants. For some of you today doesn't signify a new beginning of a new month / year / decade, but rather the end of your applying to colleges. YES, TODAY IS ALSO APPLICATION DEADLINE DAY. Judging on the over 150 e-mails we received yesterday and 80 we have received so far this morning, there are many of you out there still finishing up your applications. For you, I refer you all to my blog post from earlier this week:
As I end this entry and get prepared for some fun and games, I thought I would share with you all the "We Thank You" video that the University produced and posted last week. Enjoy: