Your Take: The Frenetic Pace of College Life

In the March-April issue, Craig Lambert writes about overscheduled undergraduates and the death of downtime. Read the article, and then tell us:

Alumni: How much have things changed since you were in college?

Parents: Is this what your children are experiencing at Harvard? How do students' lifestyles compare at other colleges? Do the stories of "snowplow parents" in this article ring true?

Students: Share your tips for surviving in this warp-speed world.

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