Tag: Harvard University

  • When the SAT Feels Like a Lock, Not a Key

    When the SAT Feels Like a Lock, Not a Key

    This episode is a collaboration with EdSurge and Open Campus. The SAT test weighs heavily on our collective imagination — and most everyone can picture the stressful scene of students sitting in desks, bubbling in Scantron forms with a No. 2 pencil, while stern-faced proctors walk around looking for cheaters. So it’s not surprising that […]

  • Historically Black Colleges Are Top Drivers of Social Mobility, Report Says

    Historically Black colleges and universities are better vehicles for social mobility than are other institutions, according to a new report by the United Negro College Fund’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute. The report, “HBCUs Transforming Generations: Social Mobility Outcomes for HBCU Alumni,” says that the colleges predominantly serve low-income Black students and enable them to […]

  • 3 Takeaways From the Ruling on UNC’s Admissions Policies

    3 Takeaways From the Ruling on UNC’s Admissions Policies

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill scored a clear win on Monday in its lawsuit that challenged the institution’s consideration of race in admissions. The institution had been sued in 2014 by the anti-affirmative-action group Students for Fair Admissions, which plans to appeal the decision. The university said the ruling determined that its […]