Archive for August, 2011

Can E-Readers Replace Textbooks? Your Mileage May Vary…

In a generous (if perhaps futile) attempt to get me to stop buying so many physical books, my family chipped in to purchase a Nook Simple Touch for my birthday. Upon first inspection, the device seemed perfect for me. It is light, has an intuitive interface (to turn a page, I just swipe my finger across it), and has plenty of space for books. It also lets me add pdf documents and books from Adobe Digital ...

Staying Healthy in College

A recent article on Yahoo Health highlighted a number of health hazards in college dorms, ranging from the common cold to the dreaded (and very serious) meningitis. Although most of these things aren’t little known, they certainly can catch freshmen by surprise. To help you avoid some of the most common health problems, here’s some advice I learned the hard way: Get a Flu Shot – In the whirlwind ...

Vanderbilt is Going on the Road & Coming to Boston

The Vanderbilt Road Show is coming to the Boston area on August 17, 2011 at the Watertown Free Public Library. This 90-minute event allows students and their parents to speak with admissions counselors, meet Vanderbilt alumni in the area, and learn more about the school in general. To find more Road Show stops or to register for this event, please visit the Vanderbilt Road Show site. ...
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