Ding '12 and Inzer Quoted in New York Times
By Vige Barrie
November 10, 2010
Junior Yinghan Ding was featured in The New York Times' Education Life section on Nov. 7 in an article titled “The China Boom.” The piece was focused on "the record wave of Chinese high school graduates enrolling in American colleges, joining the fabric of campus life as roommates and study partners and contributing to the global perspectives to which colleges are so eager to expose their students."
Along with Ding, Chinese students studying at Yale University, Drew University, Central Michigan University, Rutgers University, University of Vermont and Brigham Young University were interviewed. Ding, who corresponded with the reporter during the summer and spent hours in interviews for the article, is currently studying at Dartmouth as a participant in a dual-degree engineering program. He will be back on campus in the fall.
Dean of Admission Monica Inzer was also quoted in The New York Times’ Education Life section on Nov. 7 as well as in the education blog The Choice on Nov. 4. In an article titled “When Listing Extracurricular Activities, No Need to Fill All Blanks,” Inzer discussed how Hamilton’s admission committee evaluates applications, and she addressed the article’s question, “What of the applicant who has done only a few things, however intensively?”
“We’d rather see depth than a longer list,” said Inzer who is a member of the Common Application board. “I think students think we want well-rounded kids. We do. But we really want a well-rounded class. That could be lots of people who have individual strengths. Distinction in one area is good, and better than doing a lot of little things.”