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Georgetown Students and Faculty Sign Petition to End Legacy Admissions

Students, faculty, alums, and university affiliates at Georgetown University have banded together by signing a petition calling for the end of legacy admissions, or...

Legacy Admissions Debate Ignites After Affirmative Action Ruling

As a major step toward more equitable admissions policies following the U.S. Supreme Court ban on affirmative action, college and university leaders, politicians, education...

Asian Americans Less Likely to be Accepted to Selective Colleges than...

Asian Americans face a significant admissions disadvantage at highly selective colleges and universities compared to their White peers, according to a new report from...

Education Department to Investigate Harvard’s Legacy Admissions Practices

The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Harvard University’s legacy admissions policies after a nonprofit filed a complaint alleging that the...

Civil Rights Group Sues Harvard Over Legacy Admissions

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to eliminate race-conscious admissions, a civil rights group has filed a lawsuit to stop Harvard University from using...

Education Organizations Rally Against Legacy Admissions

On Wednesday, more than 20 education organizations pushed higher education leaders to eliminate legacy admissions in an open letter addressed to college and university...

President of Johns Hopkins University Emerges as Vocal Critic of Legacy...

In an address to the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) in January, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) President Ronald J. Daniels urged colleges and...