HWS Audio: John Young interview – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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HWS Audio: John Young interview

John Young, Director of Admissions, was recently featured on the Lisa Birnbach show, speaking about the college admissions process and the challenges faced by parents, students and administrators alike.

Listen to the first half of Young's interview right in this window:

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And the second half:

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He and Birnbach talked about Harvard University's recent decision to end early admissions and how this may change higher education. They also discussed SAT Optional, the Common Application and the admissions interview.

Young participated in the program by using an ISDN line at the studios of WEOS-FM, the National Public Radio station at the Colleges.

The Lisa Birnbach Show, broadcast daily from 9 a.m. to noon, features Birnbach delivering “hot issues, politics, celebrity news, and more with experience and intelligence, often providing her own running social commentary.”

” … Her passionate conversations, witty exclamations and revealing information provides that rush you need to jump start your day,” according to her Web site.

Young graduated from Colgate University with a bachelor's degree in history, and held admissions positions at Colgate and Skidmore College before joining the HWS staff in 2005.