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Which 2 groups can actually be hurt by the end of legacy admissions? One may surprise you

Murky data and secretive practices have prevented the public from understanding the true extent to which legacy admissions affect enrollment on a national scale.

Gallup poll shows discrepancy between higher ed and the public’s view on affirmative action

Nearly 70% of Americans believe that the Supreme Court's decision to end affirmative action over the summer was "mostly a good thing." Admissions officers couldn't have disagreed more.

Do colleges consider legacy status in admissions? Here’s what the data says

The Supreme Court's dismantling of affirmative action earlier this year sent chills down the spines of higher education and K12 leaders alike over fears that students won't have equal access to college. New data from the U.S. Department of Education reveals just how widespread the practice was.

Nearly 80% of admissions officers were against the fall of affirmative action. How have they coped?

Despite the firm resolve of institutions to maintain similar student diversity benchmarks, nearly half (45%) said they were concerned about the difficulty of recruiting and retaining a diverse body, according to a new report by Acuity Insights.

The Summer’s death knell for affirmative action has passed—Now what?

Challenges to race-based employment practices may increase or evolve in an effort to force a national standard for employers similar to college admissions.

The new do’s and don’ts of diverse admission practices

The Department of Education released a directive to help institutions understand exactly what admission are unconstitutional and what is perfectly fine to pursue.

How admissions offices worked around court rulings and tech trends to uphold core values

The Common App marks the latest front for colleges and universities to maintain their dedication to diversity and integrity amid emerging roadblocks.

More than 80% of students are at least as stressed as last year with fall semester looming

The Supreme Court's rulings this summer had strong implications for a recent survey by TimelyCare. More than half of students reported stress or anxiety around its decisions on striking down affirmative action (53%) and denying Biden's student loan forgiveness (60%). Students submitted responses in July 2023, when the rulings were still top of mind.

‘Affirmative action made us complacent’: Leaders on their back heels get real on equity

"The higher education system is broken," said Colorado College President Song Richardson at the Department of Education's summit discussing the end of affirmative action.

Several prominent universities end legacy admissions in light of affirmative action ending

The number of Pell-eligible and first-generation students has increased by 10% or more since Johns Hopkins University stopped legacy admissions in 2013.

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