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Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 04/25/2011

The countdown to May 1st is on ...


Happy Monday! It’s suddenly the end of the semester, the last week in April — which means high school seniors have just a week left to lock in on a college before the May 1 deadline.

To help qualm any anxiety, The Post’s Jay Mathews has offered five tips for students. The list includes, “If you don’t like the college you chose, it’s easy to get another one” and “Your future success has no bearing on whether your grandmother has heard of your college.”

Some other headlines to kick off your week:

* Author Caitlin Flanagan writes in the Wall Street Journal that universities should “Shutter Fraternities for Young Women’s Good.”

* The University of Maryland School of Law in Baltimore will soon become the Francis King Carey School of Law in honor of a $30 million donation from William Polk Carey.

* Former White House aide and novelist Bob Lehrman writes in The Post about adjunct professors and “What unions could bring to American University.” (Lehrman was the university’s adjunct of the year in 2010.)

Ahead on my calendar this week: On Thursday during Campus Overload Live, I will be discussing unpaid internships with Ross Perlin, author of “Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy,” and Alan Morrison, the dean for public interest and public service at the George Washington University Law School, who organized a conference last year about the future of unpaid internships.

And on Friday I will be in New York City — and plan to stop by a couple college campuses.

What else is going on? Let me know in the comments.

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