The Diversity of Yale

There’s an episode of Netflix’s “Taking Up Space” which features the story of a Yale University undergraduate student that we wanted to share with our readers. The episode focuses on Ashtan Towles, a Nashville, Tennessee native majoring in political science, who so eloquently describes her experience as an African American … 

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Ivy League Schools Show Support for Harvard

In the legal equivalent of a “we got your back,” a number of highly selective colleges, including every single Ivy League college, filed an amicus brief with the court to voice their support for Harvard as the university defends itself against allegations of Asian American discrimination in its admissions process. … 

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A Victory for Asian American Group Would Benefit Whites in Admissions

One would think that if the group suing Harvard University for discriminating against Asian Americans claims victory, it would make it easier for Asian American applicants to earn admission to highly selective universities like Harvard. And we’re not suggesting this would not be the case. While no legal victory will, … 

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Suit Against Harvard Over Asian American Discrimination

In the suit making headlines around the world in which Harvard University is accused of discriminating against Asian American applicants, the school has barked back. In a Friday court filing, the university deemed a prior analysis of six years worth of its admission data as “fundamentally unreliable” because, they argue, … 

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Profile of a First Generation Dartmouth Student

We’ve written extensively over the years about how highly selective colleges, including the Ivy League colleges, seek out with gusto first generation students to apply and ultimately matriculate. For those not familiar with the term, first generation students is the buzzword for young people who will be the first in … 

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Brown Drops SAT or ACT Essay Requirement

Brown University has become the latest highly selective university to drop the SAT or ACT essay requirement from applicants. As our regular readers may remember, on July 5th when we reported that Princeton University and Stanford University were dropping the SAT or ACT essay requirement, we made a crystal ball … 

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Harvard Values Humor and Grit

Does Harvard University value a good sense of humor? You bet the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based school appreciates a candidate who knows how to laugh and inspires others to laugh, too. And you bet the school appreciates a candidate with resolve and strength of character. Heck, it’s not like we haven’t written … 

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Harvard Grad Thanks 6th Grade Teacher

Our earliest teachers are often our most important teachers. Harvard University and one of its graduating students took the opportunity to recognize one such teacher this commencement season. As “CNN” reports in an inspiring piece entitled “A 6th-grade teacher wrote ‘Invite me to your Harvard graduation!’ — 21 years later, … 

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