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The Common App Enters an Uncommon Era

The start of this year’s application cycle was more momentous than usual, as colleges introduced new essay prompts and adjusted requirements for a post–affirmative action world.

Virginia Tech Ends Legacy Admissions, Early Decision

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is the latest institution to put an end to legacy preferences in admissions. On...
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Selective Admissions on Trial

The Supreme Court decision on affirmative action is yet another reminder that emulating Harvard is—and always has been—a fool’s errand, John R. Thelin and Richard W. Trollinger write.

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First Out of the Gate

Wesleyan University was the first elite college to end legacy admissions after the affirmative action ban. President Michael Roth explains why he made the jump and whether others will follow.

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UNC Board Changes Admissions, Hiring Policies on Race

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees voted Thursday to prohibit the institution from considering race...
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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.