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A New Legal Blitz on Affirmative Action

Challenges to race-conscious policies are surging in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling against affirmative action, including a new lawsuit against West Point.

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Preference for Privilege

As new data make all the more clear, we should be ashamed of the ways in which elite college admissions privilege children of the wealthy, Jim Jump writes.

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Admissions Officers Reflect on a Transformative Year

In Inside Higher Ed’s annual survey, admissions leaders share their views on the Supreme Court’s affirmative action ban and other major changes in the sector.

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Putting Admissions in Context

A new study finds that taking high school students’ level of resources into account when assessing applications can lead to diverse admits who are likely to succeed in college.

U of Central Arkansas Launches Tuition Assistance Program

The University of Central Arkansas has launched a tuition-reduction initiative to ensure that all in-state freshmen whose families earn less...
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Florida System Adopts the Classic Learning Test

The State University System of Florida’s Board of Governors voted to accept the SAT alternative in state Republicans’ latest rebuke of academic norms.

University of Tennessee Guarantees Admission to Eligible Students

The University of Tennessee Board of Trustees voted Friday to guarantee admission to the flagship Knoxville campus for high school...
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What Algorithms Say About Affirmative Action

Race-blind approaches risk obscuring important information, Rachel Hong writes.