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Leadership & Policy
College Recruitment Scandal: Lessons Learned
The 2019 college admissions scandal opened a Pandora’s box in college recruitment. For the first time in contemporary history, the world witnessed the tip of the iceberg on how a ‘silent class war’ shapes the recruitment of college students into prestigious higher education institutions in the U.S.
June 18, 2021
What Does an Anti-Racist College Admissions Process Look Like?
As our country confronts how racism affects so many other aspects of our lives, college admissions has some soul searching to do as well. The reality is that the process is rife with unintentional bias, and higher education is reckoning with its history as an institution originally designed by, and for, America’s white male elite. Many widely used practices, such as requiring standardized test scores, are being reevaluated or even scrapped altogether.
April 12, 2021
NACAC Creates Committee to Improve Financial Aid and College Admissions Systems for Racial Equity
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) has announced a committee to reimagine financial aid and college admissions in the pursuit of racial equity in postsecondary education. The committee – a product of NACAC’s partnership with the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and funded by the Lumina Foundation – will consist […]
March 4, 2021
Research Shows Black Students Increasingly Choose HBCUs When Reported State-Level Hate Crimes Rise
A new paper, published by Stanford University’s Center for Education Policy Analysis, explores the relationship between Black student enrollment and state-level hate crime rates.
January 25, 2021
LSU Experiences Record Enrollment Despite COVID-19
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, enrollment at Louisiana State University (LSU) has reached an all-time high for the fall semester, according to The Associated Press. In fact, more than 34,000 students are taking courses via in-person or online through the Baton Rouge campus. The flagship university also broke records for the third-straight year with its freshmen […]
September 29, 2020
Judge: ‘UC System Must Stop Using SAT/ACT Scores For Admissions, Scholarship Decisions
The University of California system must stop using SAT or ACT scores when making admissions and scholarship decisions, ruled Alameda Superior Court Judge Brad Seligman on Tuesday, reports The Hill. The verdict arrives after a lawsuit earlier this year alleged that, by using SAT or ACT scores in admissions and scholarship decisions, the UC system […]
September 2, 2020
Earlham College Suspends Early Decision Admissions, Opts for Early Action Program Instead
Earlham College in Indiana is suspending the early decision option in its admissions program and is opting for an early action one instead, announced the school Monday, saying early decision isn’t consumer friendly, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the College Board, about 450 colleges and universities across the United States have early decision […]
September 1, 2020
Despite the UC System’s Largest Latino Class, Some Say California Voters Should Repeal Affirmative Action Ban
Twenty-five years after California banned consideration of race or ethnicity in public education, Latinos became the largest ethnic group among freshmen admitted to the University of California system for the first time. But some affirmative action advocates are wary of celebrating, saying that affirmative action is still necessary, reports The Sacramento Bee. “How many years, […]
August 30, 2020
Asian American Pacific Islander
Study Finds Evidence That Counters Legal Complaints Filed Against Yale and Harvard
A new study found evidence that counters legal complaints that Asian American students faced consequences if they were not admitted and or did not attend their first-choice school, according to the American Educational Research Association (AERA). The two complaints, filed by the Coalition of Asian American Associations and the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), […]
August 24, 2020
Asian American Pacific Islander
DOJ Investigation: Yale ‘Illegally Discriminates’ Against Asian American, White Applicants
Following a two-year investigation, the U.S. Justice Department determined on Thursday that Yale University is “illegally discriminating against Asian American and white applicants, in violation of federal civil rights law,” reports the Associated Press. Yale “rejects scores of Asian American and white applicants each year based on their race, whom it otherwise would admit,” the […]
August 16, 2020
Taking a Holistic Approach to College Admissions
If traditional standardized tests are not an objective measure of academic potential, admissions officers must seek other measures. But beyond transcripts, recommendations, and essays, how can they consider a student from another country and evaluate whether they would be a good fit for a particular campus?
August 11, 2020
Law Deans Establish Call to Action Website to Address Racism in Higher Education
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many Black women law deans stayed connected on Zoom and discussed their academic work and the challenges of remote instruction. However, after the death of George Floyd due to police brutality, they started talking about how to confront racism at colleges and universities.
June 17, 2020
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