Stanford Legacies

As a direct result of the Varsity Blues scandal, California state legislators passed a bill that was signed into law that requires California-based universities to submit data to the state on their admission of legacy students. Specifically, these schools must include the number of applicants who both did and did … 

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ICE Announces New Rules Governing International Students

In major college admissions news, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced today that if an international student’s university switches to online-only courses this fall, the international student will either need to transfer to a school that offers in-person instruction or return to their homeland. If the student fails to … 

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On Harvard’s Anti-Semitic Legacy

Recently, we wrote a blog that shined a lantern on an article in The Forward by Mitchell Bard entitled “It’s Time for Harvard to Reckon with Its Anti-Semitic Legacy.” The piece in The Forward focuses on a former Harvard president, A. Lawrence Lowell, who instituted quotas in Harvard’s admissions process … 

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2020 Ivy League Football Play

The Ivy League’s beginnings trace not to science research or philosophical debate but rather to football. Yes, football. The Ivy League was formed so these eight elite institutions could compete against one another on the gridiron. But in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, will there be an Ivy League football … 

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Dartmouth Voices Support for BLM Movement

Dartmouth College recently issued a joint statement on behalf of its trustees and senior leadership voicing unequivocal support for the Black Lives Matter movement. While some universities have chosen to remain silent on the BLM movement sweeping the nation, in issuing this statement, Dartmouth has signaled to its students, alumni, … 

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Universities Must Reckon with Their Pasts

Just a few days ago, we at Ivy Coach saluted Princeton University’s Board of Trustees for alas deciding to cease honoring the legacy of Woodrow Wilson. Wilson, a former Princeton and U.S. president, was the namesake of Princeton’s school of public policy and one of its six residential colleges. But … 

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Dartmouth to Open Campus This Fall

Dartmouth College has announced plans to re-open its campus this fall. But it won’t be an ordinary fall term in picturesque Hanover, New Hampshire — certainly not as COVID-19 cases continue to skyrocket across America. Rather, the College on the Hill has plans to invite a bit more than half … 

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Activities and the Influence of the Pandemic

Many high school students and their parents think that students’ activities during the age of the novel coronavirus should reflect the pandemic. As examples, maybe students feel they should deliver food to older folks or go on a run to CVS to pick up a tube of toothpaste for a … 

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Harvard Class of 2024 Profile

Curious about the breakdown of the admitted students who chose to matriculate as members of Harvard’s Class of 2024? Wonder no more as we’ve got this data for our readers. A few headlines? More than half of matriculants will be women. A year after Harvard claimed victory — pending appeal … 

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