Welcome Class of 2025!

It seems like just yesterday we were talking about Y2K problems, yet the freshmen who arrived on campus yesterday weren't even born by the time Y2K fizzled out. And it doesn't seem that long ago since I graduated from college in 1979. It's hard to imagine that was over 40 years ago. But here we … Continue reading Welcome Class of 2025!

Wonder What College Kids Do On a Friday Night These Days?

I fondly remember my Friday nights in college. There was no studying going on, and there was definitely no scrolling through social media. It often involved going to a party somewhere, and having a beer or two. Of course, this was all before Facebook came on the scene, and certainly there were no worries about … Continue reading Wonder What College Kids Do On a Friday Night These Days?

Congrats to This Year’s College Freshmen

It's been quite a year, for all of us. It's hard to think of anyone who has not been affected in some way by the global pandemic of COVID-19. From the elderly, to the health care workers, to the unemployed, to the families with young school age children, this past year has disrupted our lives. … Continue reading Congrats to This Year’s College Freshmen

My Name Is Borden. Quincy Borden…

Last week I wrote a post about how I find it annoying that when I sign my name as Jim at the end of an email, many people will write back with "Dear James". To me, it's a sign of lack of caring, a lack of paying attention to the details, and disrespect. I was … Continue reading My Name Is Borden. Quincy Borden…

To Open Campus or Not: Mapping Out the Options

Stay Tuned! Note: Music played (recommended by one of my sons): Chopin Nocturnes playlist on Spotify easy listening, and once again, when I got immersed in doing something I did not even notice the music playing. Not distracting at all.

The Day That Changed My Life

Note: this is an update to a post from five years ago... Date: April 28, 1978. Place: a college party at Lake Valhalla, East Stroudsburg, PA It started off like many other Friday nights in college, heading out to a party with friends. Who would have known that by the end of the evening, my … Continue reading The Day That Changed My Life

Where Is Everyone?

We took another stroll around Villanova's campus today. The photo above shows one of the most heavily traveled parts of campus when school is in session. Normally at this time of the year, there would be hundreds of students walking on the paths, perhaps a few students tossing a football or frisbee back and forth, … Continue reading Where Is Everyone?

Accounting Test More Stressful Than Coronavirus?

I am currently teaching a group of students from Villanova who are studying abroad in Singapore. One of the best parts of studying abroad for students (OK, and me too) seems to be using their long weekends to travel to surrounding countries. So far, the students have taken trips to Bali, Taiwan, and Malaysia, and … Continue reading Accounting Test More Stressful Than Coronavirus?

I’d Choose the Degree from Harvard

A recent article on Forbes.com by Brandon Busteed had the eye-catching headline "Americans Rank A Google Internship Over A Harvard Degree". The results are based on a survey of 2,000 U.S. adults conducted in December by QuestResearch Group on behalf of Kaplan. When asked what they believe would be most helpful for a high school … Continue reading I’d Choose the Degree from Harvard

To Be or Not to Be (a College Grad), That Is the Question

TD Ameritrade recently conducted a study in which it surveyed over 3,000 U.S. teens and adults, including approximately 1,000 Gen Z (ages 15 to 21), 1,000 young millennials (ages 22 to 28), and 1,000 parents (ages 30 to 60). The results are eye-opening in terms of the changing view of the value of college. 96% … Continue reading To Be or Not to Be (a College Grad), That Is the Question