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Occidental College Ends Legacy Admissions

Occidental College will no longer give admissions preference to children of alumni, citing the Supreme Court’s ruling against affirmative action...

NACAC Acquires Character Collaborative

The National Association for College Admission Counseling is acquiring the Character Collaborative, a nonprofit that encourages the use of character...
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A National Summit on a Higher Ed ‘Low Point’

At a daylong conference on affirmative action, there was much commiserating but little guidance as higher ed leaders searched for a path forward.

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‘Affirmative Action for the Rich’

The ban on affirmative action has put pressure on selective colleges to end legacy preferences in admissions. But the advantages of familial wealth go beyond alumni status.

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End Admissions Preferences for Athletes

Admissions preferences for athletes favor wealthy, white families and corrupt youth sport, Rick Eckstein and Linda Flanagan write.

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Bridge Programs Over Troubled Water

Precollege programs can help boost access for students from underrepresented communities. The Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling could force colleges to rethink them.


Explaining Cheating on Practice Exams

Ben Paris considers why students cheat.

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Wesleyan and U of Minnesota Drop Legacy Admissions

Wesleyan University will no longer consider applicants’ ties to alumni in admissions decisions, the institution announced last week. Wesleyan president...