Archives for March 2016

Admissions Dean Scott Meiklejohn Talks SATs, College Admissions on Blunt Youth Radio (WMPG)

Scott MeiklejohnBlunt Youth Radio Project, a longtime radio show produced by Portland-area high school students, recently invited Scott Meiklejohn, dean of admissions and student aid, to chat about SATs and the college admissions process. You can listen to his interview here (he speaks in the final third of the show). After the interview, Meiklejohn said the young reporters asked him good and thoughtful questions.

Economics Major Researches What Prompts People to Give to Charity

jordanrichmondWhile his honors project is motivated by intellectual curiosity, it also matters to Jordan Richmond ’16 that his work could do some good in the world. “I want to be doing research and thinking about issues that I feel could have an immediate impact in people’s lives,” Richmond said recently. “Charities do good. They could do more good if they had more donations.”

Next year, after he graduates, Richmond plans to work as a predoctoral fellow at Stanford’s Institute for Economic Policy Research. Richmond said he’s interested in behavioral economics because the problems aren’t neat and tidy; they’re messy and complicated because people aren’t neat and don’t obey mathematical formulas. Read more about Jordan Richmond.