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Dean Tim Foster's Good Advice in NY Times — Twice

Story posted August 18, 2010

"Slow down and live in the moment" is among Dean of Student Affairs Tim Foster's advice to first-years, and those pearls of wisdom are getting a second round of play in The New York Times.

Bits of Foster's advice were first published in the Times in July, when Foster's insights opened and closed the article, "Goodbye, Hello," a piece about the transitions students make as they enter college.

Back to School: Dean Tim Foster on Getting the Most Out of College

Read the July 15, 2010, article.

Foster advises students not to fill their free time "by compulsively engaging in things."

"In college," he says in the article, "decide what really matters to you — your academic and extracurricular passions — and pursue them. Vital engagement will be much more satisfying and fulfilling than compulsive engagement."

That timeless advice was reiterated when parts of it (and a link to the original article) were published in a new article, "Put Yourself Out There and Do Something Crazy," on the Times education blog, The Choice.

Read the August 17, 2010, article.

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