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Lori Greene

The Role of Parents in the College Application Process

October 18th, 2013

It’s mid-fall, and high school seniors all over the country are in the midst of trying to decide which colleges or universities they want to apply to and/or completing applications for early deadlines. It is a busy time of year. As a parent, what can you do to support your son or daughter in this […]

College Application and Scholarship Deadlines

October 3rd, 2013

It’s stressful and it can be overwhelming, but deadlines are the framework of the college admission process. Every step in the cycle revolves around the next deadline. If you are reading all of the brochures you picked up from a recent college fair or online via a school’s website, you’ll notice that every college or […]

How Many Schools Should You Apply To?

September 27th, 2013

That is the question. I hear it from students and parents each year. And my answer—it depends. Many times students start out open-minded and add schools to their list to check out. Maybe mom or dad graduated from one of them or it’s a state flagship school or you’re a fan of the football team. […]

Much More Than a Farmers’ Market

Much More Than a Farmers’ Market

September 13th, 2013

When students and parents ask me where to begin their college search, I don’t really have any one good answer. For some students, it might be available majors that is the most critical must-have. For others, it might be location. Still others might find academic or social clubs highly important. But one thing I feel […]

Ready, Set, Start Classes

August 29th, 2013

I overheard a student yesterday comment that “there are so many people on campus.” He’s right. Last Friday, Loyola welcomed its largest freshman class in its 143-year history with more than 2500 freshman students and more than 500 transfer students. The East Quad outside the Information Commons played host to all new students as I […]

Are you in the right mindset?

Are you in the right mindset?

August 21st, 2013

Summer is coming to a close and the start of classes is just around the corner. This is the part of the year that many people visiting Loyola’s campus don’t have the chance to see. It’s so quiet. I enjoy walking onto campus early in the morning and strolling through the East Quad (see photo). […]

Off and Running…

August 13th, 2013

My sister in-law took my niece for her senior picture yesterday. It’s so hard to imagine that she is starting her senior year in high school. And yes, I am one of those aunts who is quick to say, “I remember going with her for her first day of kindergarten. I remember her trotting around […]


April 16th, 2013

For those of you who haven’t heard the announcement yet, Loyola just named Sheryl Swoopes as the women’s basketball head coach. One of the first stars of the WNBA, Swoopes is a three-time MVP and a three-time Olympic gold medalist. And, yes, she is also the first woman to have her own Nike basketball shoe […]

Finalizing Your College Choice

April 11th, 2013

Admission decisions are in hand. Colleges and universities across the country are hosting events in the hope of helping admitted students to finalize their college decision. Do you know where you will be this fall? Which school is #1 on your list? This past weekend, we hosted our annual Loyola Weekend for admitted students and […]

Visit and Revisit Your Top College Choices

March 20th, 2013

Many students get a jump start in the college selection process. One example is a high school sophomore who just e-mailed me about her upcoming visit to campus. Being ahead of schedule and making an early campus visit is a great idea—you’ll get to see where the campus is located within the city/area, get a […]