Harvard Athletic Recruit Verification

After news of the Varsity Blues scandal broke, we wrote about proactive steps that America’s elite colleges could take going forward so no such scandal ever happens again. One such step we proposed was creating an athletic verification system in which the athletic credentials of recruited athletes could be checked. … 

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The Non-Recruited Athlete at Harvard

Playing sports is always seen as a positive in highly selective college admissions, right? Wrong. Many students and particularly their parents mistakenly believe that college admissions officers at our nation’s elite universities view students who play sports as leaders, as young people who have demonstrated a great commitment to an … 

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