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Episode Info:

Ken chats with Darryl Uy, director of admission at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. \In the episode Darryl illustrates the joys and advantages of being the director instead of the VP or dean, and how majoring in theater is the perfect prep for being an admission director.

Rapid Descent

  • Walkout song: Don't Give Up on Me by Andy Grammer and Broken & Beautiful by Kelly Clarkson
  • Best recent read: The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman 
  • Eager to read next: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
  • Favorite thing to make in the kitchen: Making room for his husband to make the best chicken and eggplant parmigiana in the world.
  • What he uses to take and keep notes: If I'm out and about, Notes app on my phone, otherwise Google Docs. And there's a fountain pen he got from his parents for graduation that needs an ink refill.
  • Memorable bit of advice: "Be proud of who you are. Be proud of where you came from. And always give people the respect they deserve by learning how to pronounce their name correctly."
  • Bucket list: See every movie that has been nominated or has won the Oscar for Best Picture. He's done everything from the present back to 1989.
  • Bonus rapid descent items (movie recommendations): Saving Face and The Half of It by Alice Wu

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