Valuable insights from Lynn O’Shaughnessy
a nationally recognized college expert.
October 24, 2011
Is the End Nearing for Affirmative Action at Universities?
Is affirmative action on its way out on college campuses? While higher-ed affirmative action policies have been debated for decades, they could now be in jeopardy. Why? Because it’s highly likely that a case filed by Abigail Fisher, a young white woman, who was rejected as an applicant at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, ends up being...
September 30, 2009
Elite Schools Looking for Diversity
I spent some time yesterday afternoon listening to Peter Johnson, the dean of admissions at Columbia University, talk to a dozen or so attentive students at High Tech High in San Diego. The visit from an Ivy League admission dean at my son’s school isn’t as unusual as you might think. During the fall, it’s common to see admission officers...