Dozens of colleges are embracing student blogs on their web sites, seeing them as a powerful marketing tool for high school students, who these days are less interested in official messages and statistics than in first-hand narratives and direct interaction with current students. But so far, none of these student blogs match the interactivity and creativity of those at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reports the New York Times. MIT's student blogs are posted prominently on the admissions home page, along with hundreds of responses from prospective applicants--all unedited. Not every admissions office has been so ready to welcome uncensored...

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