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Community Lecture Series

  • 5/1/2014 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
  • Location: Moulton Union, Main Lounge
  • Event Type: Lecture

"Confessions of a Former Bowdoin Admissions Director" by Dick Moll, director of admissions at Bowdoin College from 1967 to 1976, during which time the College introduced women to the student body, inaugurated the much publicized move of not requiring SATs for admission, and started an ambitious campaign to diversify the student body ethnically. He also worked at Harvard, Yale, Vassar, and the University of California, Santa Cruz. Moll has published two books and many articles on "getting in", and has appeared on "Today", Ted Koppel's "Nightline" and "Good Morning America" He wrote and performed in a one-man traveling show called "Playing the Selective College Admissions Game" for a decade throughout the US, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Dick Moll has now retired, resides in Brunswick, and promises tips for grandparents endorsing their offspring's admission to highly selective colleges.