25 mars 2018

White Liberal Insecurity (and Hypocrisy?) on Affirmative Action

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. What happens to diversity-minded educators when their son is wait-listed by Yale, but his biracial best friend with lower grades and test scores gets in? A new play has people talking. More...

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If You Make Them Laugh, Will They Apply?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Colleges bombard bright high school students with pitches. Will an unexpected bit of humor motivate them to look more seriously at an institution. More...

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Admissions Movement to Support Student Protests Grows

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. More colleges announce that students who are suspended for participating in peaceful activism will not be hurt in admissions process. More...

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Cambridge's Moving Tribute to Stephen Hawking

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Stephen Hawking, the noted physicist who died this week, worked for many years at the University of Cambridge, where he was the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics (a position once held by Isaac Newton), the Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, and a member of the University's  Centre for Theoretical Cosmology, which he founded. More...

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Who Gets Shouted Down on Campus?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. University of Virginia is latest campus to see disruption of events featuring speakers from Israel. More...

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How Presidents View Admissions Issues

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. College presidents are less worried about meeting undergraduate enrollment targets than are those who lead their admissions operations. More...

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Mandatory Testing to Promote College Equity

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. States that require all high schoolers to take SAT or ACT see gains in enrollment of low-income students, analysis finds. More...

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What Do Women Want… in a B-School?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many experts say this is a failing of business schools. Last week, FT (formerly Financial Times) -- which is influential in rankings of business schools -- issued its first list of top M.B.A. programs for women. Many experts on business school admissions said that they hoped FT’s attention would encourage business schools to think not just about their overall performance, but how they are seen on issues that tend to matter to women. More...

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Image on Twitter Leads to Apology From Oxford

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many women and others at the University of Oxford reacted with anger to a photo posted on Twitter showing a female employee scrubbing away a chalking that said "Happy International Women's Day" from the steps of an Oxford building. More...

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Drop in Visas for International Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A new analysis from The Wall Street Journal builds on earlier reports on declines in the number of new international students in the United States. More...

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