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Join WBBM Newsradio the week of May 16th on the WBBM Noon Business Hour for Education Week


Each day at 12:39 we’ll feature a different expert providing useful information on the college application process wrapping up the week with special content on Friday, May 20th.

Monday, May 16th

12:39PM VALUE OF EDUCATION

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Morton Schapiro, President of Northwestern University

Schapiro was named the 16th president of Northwestern University on December 16, 2008, and he began his term on September 1, 2009. He is a Professor of Economics in Northwestern’s Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and also holds appointments in Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and School of Education and Social Policy. President Schapiro is among the nation’s leading authorities on the economics of higher education, with particular expertise in the area of college financing and affordability and on trends in educational costs and student aid. He has testified before U.S. Senate and House committees on economic and educational issues and is widely quoted in the national media on those issues. In 2010, President Schapiro was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. President Schapiro has written more than 100 articles and five books, and he has edited three others, most with his longtime co-author Michael McPherson.

Listen to WBBM’s interview with Morton Schapiro here.

Tuesday, May 17th

12:39PM VALUE PUBLIC & PRIVATE

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Marc Wojno, Senior Associate Editor
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine & Kiplinger.com


Wojno is research director for data-intensive projects such as Kiplinger’s college and mutual fund rankings. He is also chief of reporters, managing a team responsible for fact-checking and writing stories for Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Previously, he was a newswire reporter and newsletter editor for Dow Jones, covering convertible bonds, REITs and mutual funds. He also served as market research manager for Keane Federal Systems, an IT consultancy. A ten-year member of the National Press Club, he currently serves as membership secretary. He received a BA in communications and computer science, and an MBA, from George Washington University.

Listen to WBBM’s interview with Marc Wojno here.

Wednesday, May 18th

12:39PM LAKE FOREST COLLEGE

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Stephen Schutt, President of Lake Forest College

Stephen D. Schutt, the 13th president of Lake Forest College, was inaugurated in 2001. Under his leadership enrollment has increased by more than 300 students; applications have more than doubled; the College has completed two development campaigns, including a Sesquicentennial Campaign that surpassed its $100 million goal a year early in 2011; and the College has invested $100 million in campus facility improvements. Faculty have developed nearly a dozen new majors or minors during President Schutt’s tenure, as well as a series of innovative joint, accelerated degree programs with prestigious graduate and professional schools. Before coming to Lake Forest, President Schutt served for six years as Vice President and Chief of Staff at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Schutt previously served as Chief of Staff to United States Senator Harris Wofford, and as Deputy Secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Listen to WBBM’s interview with Stephen D. Schutt here.

Thursday, May 19th

12:39PM HOW TO STAND OUT WHEN APPLYING FOR COLLEGE

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Deb Donley, Post-High School Counselor at New Trier High School

Deb Donley has been involved in college admissions or counseling since 1981, and spent the first half of her professional career teaching English and working in college admission offices in the Midwest. She has been a post-high school counselor at New Trier High School for the past twenty-two years, and is on the faculty of The Academy for College Admission Counseling, a not-for-profit, stand-alone professional development program for individuals interested in college counseling. Deb has also given numerous presentations as a member of the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling and its national counterpart, NACAC.

Listen to WBBM’s interview with Deb Donley here.

Friday, May 20th

12:39PM EDUCATION WEEK

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Doug Baker, President, Northern Illinois University

President Doug Baker is centering his administration on Student Career Success, a “keystone goal” expected to sustain and advance Northern Illinois University and its campus community in a rapidly changing modern world. Three more pillars – Ethically Inspired Leadership, Thriving Communities and NIU Financial and Program Viability – support the president’s vision to make NIU “an incredible place” not only intellectually, culturally and socially but economically and physically. Baker’s blueprint requires collaboration, integration and, perhaps most significantly, a change in university culture. He promotes internships as “the single-most important thing that predicts whether students will get a job after graduation, more important than their grades, their school or their major,” and calls on NIU alumni to mentor students and assist in their networking. Meanwhile, he is endorsing the Liberal Education and America’s Promise initiative of the American Association of Colleges and Universities. LEAP advocates for general education courses to provide students with fundamental skills in critical thinking, cultural literacy, numeracy, writing and communication.

Listen to WBBM’s interview with Doug Baker here.

















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