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March 13, 2003

liquid reason

We met over lunch with the founder of Liquid Reason, an interesting Website whose purpose is to teach young people social marketing. I also answered quite a few press calls that arose from yesterday's press conference. Reporters are mainly interested in what is actually a fairly peripheral topic: the size of the decline in youth turnout since 1972. In the evening, I briefed students from University of Maryland and other Maryland state campuses about the Rhodes Scholarship. I tried to persuade them that the application process can be valuable, even though the odds of success are very low, because writing an application essay forces you to come up with a provisional plan of life just at the point when you are finishing college and your future is less planned than it has ever been before.

March 13, 2003 3:31 PM | category: none


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