Enrollment and demographic declines are leading some regional public colleges to entice students from neighboring states, stoking tensions and spurring competition.
Colleges are going over race-conscious practices with a fine-toothed comb, anticipating future legal challenges. Critics fear they’re sacrificing values at the altar of prudence.
At Grinnell College, we don’t have a legacy admission program—but it might be easier to fund our $50 million-plus annual aid budget if we did, Joe Bagnoli writes.
The Supreme Court ruling sent institutions scrambling to ensure compliance. Some say it’s also enabled politically motivated overreach.
The new Common App launches; University of Virginia threads the needle on legacy preferences in admissions; Virginia Tech vows to end not just legacy preferences but also early decision; Wake Forest offers first-gen students an early-action option.
Some say failing to teach law students to use artificial intelligence is “malpractice,” but the role ChatGPT should have in law school admissions is unclear.
Colleges and governments offer financial and academic support for these students, but there’s no set standard among colleges for what the term means, as limits on affirmative action raise the stakes.
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