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UK College Applications Going Name-Blind To Combat Inequality

The Conversation | Nico Pitney | Posted 10.28.2015 | Good News

David Cameron has announced that applicants’ names will be removed from UCAS forms from 2017 in an effort to combat ethnic inequalities in...

African American Students Weigh Campus Attitudes In Picking Colleges

The Los Angeles Times | Carla Rivera | Posted 05.01.2014 | Black Voices

Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood. The 18 ...

We're All Losers After the Supreme Court's Decision in Schuette

Dennis D. Parker | Posted 06.23.2014 | Black Voices
Dennis D. Parker

Schuette is widely misunderstood as being a case about affirmative action. It is not. In fact, it leaves in place Supreme Court law recognizing diversity as a compelling governmental interest and permitting carefully constructed affirmative action programs.

Harvard Makes History!

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 04.17.2014 | Black Voices

There was a time when black students were not allowed to attend Ivy Leagues universities. This year, Harvard University proved just how far they’ve ...

Marketing Your Way Into College (or a Job)

Jayati Sengupta | Posted 04.04.2012 | College
Jayati Sengupta

As colleges become more competitive, prospective students need to leverage special talents, skills and experiences to gain admission to their top college choices. Students need to market their specialty wisely.

How to Avoid Becoming 'That' Parent

Liz Davis | Posted 04.28.2012 | College
Liz Davis

I get it. Parents want the best for their kids. But I hope it goes without saying that it is also not helpful to yell, make lavish demands or divulge all of your family secrets over the phone.

Deadly Stampede At South African University

AP | By DONNA BRYSON | Posted 01.10.2012 | World

JOHANNESBURG -- Women screamed, but the crowd of South Africans desperate for a chance to study kept pushing at the university gate. Tuesday's stamped...

Would You Identify as LGBT When Applying To College?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

LGBT Ivy Leaguers, take note: Harvard University officials are considering the addition of language that will allow prospective students to identify a...