The Chronicle of Higher Education
Eric Hoover writes about the challenges of getting to, and through, college. Follow him on Twitter @erichoov, or email him, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Striking an admission hurdle
Why One Admissions Official Sees Promise in a New Way of Admitting StudentsHow much information does a college really need to make an admission offer to a student?
Opening the Gates
Congrats! You Didn’t Apply, but We Admitted You Anyway.New experiments are short-circuiting the admissions process. Here’s why they matter.
Most Colleges Omit or Understate Net Costs in Financial-Aid Offers, Federal Watchdog FindsThe Government Accountability Office analyzed a slew of offers. Its findings aren’t pretty.
A New Push to Make Financial-Aid Offers More TransparentTen higher-education associations are announcing on Tuesday the formation of a task force that aims to enhance the “clarity, accuracy, and consistency” of student-aid offers.
Race in Admissions
7 Key Moments From the Supreme Court Hearings on Race-Conscious AdmissionsThe conservative justices seemed skeptical of the colleges’ longstanding practice. The more liberal minority wondered if a race-neutral strategy would exacerbate the very problem it was claiming to fix.
As Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Go Before the Supreme Court, Here’s What 6 Experts Are Listening ForThe Chronicle asked legal and higher-education experts to share one key thing they will be watching for during Monday’s arguments. This is what they said.
‘Everybody Hates Them’: Why One Researcher Says Legacy Preferences in Admissions Must End SoonThey might seem as permanent as any monument. But as recent history reminds us, sometimes monuments must fall.
When Considering the Fairness of Race-Conscious Admissions, Don’t Forget to Get Over YourselfWe’re obsessed with individual achievement. It’s a narrow way of understanding admissions, says Natasha K. Warikoo in her new book.
The ‘Student List’ Business Is Changing. Will That Make Student Recruitment Less Equitable?The big, unregulated industry that helps colleges generate “leads” “is undergoing a radical transformation that threatens to cause a college-access crisis,” a new report says.
'A Cautionary Tale'
Affirmative Action’s Big Win Always Had an AsteriskA landmark decision in 2003 posed questions about fairness that remain unresolved.