Tag: college admissions

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Harvard caught in Victim Vise

 

Haaah-vahd is caught in a virtuous victims vise, and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving center of intersectional grievance mongers. For the past year, Harvard has been slowly bled by allegations and then ugly revelations about their administration’s racial problem with Asians. Now, Harvard is being sued for profiting today from the racist Harvard […]

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We Caused the College Crisis

 

Looking at this college admissions scandal, it is easy to blame the guy running the scheme, as well as the celebrity faces, for driving up the cost of secondary education. The problem goes much further back than that… Growing up, my parents always said “just go to college, get a degree, and you’ll always have […]

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The college admissions scandal that captured the nation’s attention has sharpened the critiques of American institutions dedicated to social mobility. When do they succeed, and how have the failed? Also, Beto mania is sweeping… the press. Does the former congressman from Texas have a constituency outside center-left political media?

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Admissions Committee Meeting

 

Chairman Megrim: We’re down to the last four candidates for our final slot in the class of 2023. Professor Melena?

Professor Melena: Dennis Whitehead. Fifth in his class at Quincy High School, 1440 on his SAT, swims and plays water polo, Eagle Scout, plays guitar for the school jazz quartet and has his own band, volunteers at…

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Help! My Son Thinks Hillsdale Is Boring

 

My son, a high school senior, is mulling his college choices. It’s really come down to two schools: Hillsdale and the University of Michigan. The former is my choice; the latter is his choice. (He can likely get admitted to either place.) He doesn’t object to Hillsdale, exactly. Politically and culturally, he’d fit right in. […]

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Why Yale Students Aren’t Ideologically Diverse

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-10 at 8.54.07 AMThe New York Post has been giving Ed Boland a lot of press recently in advance of his soon-to-be-released book, The Battle for Room 314. The promotion began with an article headlined with typical Post subtlety, “My Year of Terror and Abuse Teaching at a NYC High School.” Reporter Maureen Callahan introduces her subject:

In 2008, Ed Boland, a well-off New Yorker who had spent 20 years as an executive at a nonprofit, had a midlife epiphany: He should leave his white-glove world, the galas at the Waldorf and drinks at the Yale Club, and go work with the city’s neediest children.

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The Solution to Harvard’s Race Problem

 

Long before I was born, my father was off in the Peace Corps far away. During his tenure, he was adopted by a tribal chief. Many years later, when I was applying to colleges, my mother suggested that I use the tribal identity as my own to get a leg up. I didn’t and my […]

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