The Merits of Affirmative Action

We came across a terrific editorial on the pages of The Harvard Crimson authored by the paper’s Editorial Board that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece, entitled “What Admission to Harvard Really Means,” shines a light on Harvard’s leading role in ushering in an era of diversity … 

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Money and Affirmative Action

There’s a scene in Billy Madison in which Adam Sandler’s character — after a long, meandering speech — is told by a man who really should be moderating political debates, “What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I’ve ever heard. At no point in your … 

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College Presidents Overwhelmingly Support Race-Conscious Admissions

A recent survey conducted by the publication “Inside Higher Ed” conducted by Gallup found that 62% of college presidents across America strongly agree or agree that race should be a factor in the college admissions process. 19% of college presidents who partook in the survey strongly disagree or disagree that … 

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Your Son Didn’t Get Rejected Because He’s White

We came across a “Dear Therapist” letter in “The Atlantic” that we just had to share with our readers. In a letter to Lori Gottlieb, Lisa from Mendham, New Jersey writes, “My son is in the middle of the college-application process. He has very good grades and very good SAT … 

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On Affirmative Action

There was a recent opinion piece in “The New York Times” on Affirmative Action — on its merits and its drawbacks — that we figured we’d share with our readers. The piece, penned by Gary Gutting, an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, is entitled “Affirmative … 

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America’s View on Affirmative Action

Curious to know America’s view on Affirmative Action? Wonder no more. Back in 2016, a Gallup poll suggested that 60% of American adults generally favored the practice of Affirmative Action. Additionally, 70% of American adults surveyed suggested that college applicants should be judged on merit alone — and that race … 

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Race-Blind Admissions An Act of Erasure

The Students For Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case is expected to conclude on Friday, which is good because we don’t know how much more we can write about this trial. We’re just kidding. We’re glad a spotlight is being shined on Harvard’s discriminatory practices in admissions against Asian American … 

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Affirmative Action To Save Our Nation

Ruth Simmons, the former president of Brown University who made history as the first African American president of an Ivy League institution, took the stand today in federal court in defense of Harvard’s admissions practices. The former Brown president and current Prairie View A&M University president received her graduate degrees … 

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The Waning Days of Affirmative Action

Over the years, Ivy Coach’s crystal ball has made many predictions on issues related to highly selective college admissions. In a 2014 article within America’s oldest college newspaper, “The Dartmouth,” that very crystal ball was even mentioned by our firm’s Founder — we’re surely not shy about referencing it to … 

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The End of Affirmative Action is Near

Over the years, we’ve reported on numerous challenges to the practice of Affirmative Action — from the cases against the University of Michigan to the University of Texas at Austin to Harvard University. But in spite of many challenges to the practice over the years, we have never once predicted … 

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