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18%: That’s how much the total number of medical school applicants increased from last year, according to data from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and reported by NPR.

Some medical school admissions officers have dubbed the surge in applications the “Fauci Effect.” It’s a deferential nod to Dr…

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Christy Warner, a communications manager in Minneapolis, searched for months for a desk that fit her teenage daughter’s room and was priced less than $200. “I looked on Ikea, Wayfair, Overstocked, Target, TJ Maxx, everywhere, and everything is sold out,” she says.

Last spring, her daughter, a high school senior…

No Mercy, No Malice

Our fumbling, incompetent response to the pandemic continues. In six weeks, a key component of our society is in line to become the next vector of contagion: higher education. Right now, half of colleges and universities plan to offer in-person classes, something resembling a normal college experience, this fall. This…

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WWhile I have always wanted to be a mom, I never gave much thought to how it would affect my career until the spring semester of my second year at Harvard Business School. Like many of my classmates, I was searching for that perfect post-MBA job. Unlike many of my…

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