Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Harvard, Fisher vs. UT-Austin, and Application Bootcamp II

It's a busy time around my office this time of year.

The first major application deadlines are imminent.

One highlight last week was Application Bootcamp II.

I invited seniors to join me at Cafe Evoke  to work on college applications.

Bring your lap top or iPad.

Order a coffee drink.

And let's work on applications!

We had almost 20 students show up.

It was such a fun three hours looking over student applications to colleges all over the United States.

There have been a number of great articles lately.

One article explored the nuanced reasons why schools like Harvard (34,302 applied/2,032 accepted = 6.29%) are virtually impossible to get accepted into today.  Click here to read this article.

Another article explored the tensions and complexities involved in affirmative action case of Fisher vs. UT-Austin that was argued in the US Supreme Court last week.

The article the The Chronicle of Higher Education is written by a colleague who provides a thoughtful response to this hot button issue in college admissions today about how much or how little race/ethnicity should play in admission decisions.  Click here to read this article.

Have a great week.