College admissions season is upon us…

As high school seniors begin to prepare their college applications, a number of articles have come out revisiting hot-button admissions topics:

Richard Kahlenberg took on legacy preferences in a recent NYT op-ed:

At our top universities, so-called legacy preferences affect larger numbers of students than traditional affirmative action programs for minority students, yet they have received a small fraction of the attention. Unlike the issue of racial preferences, advantages for alumni children — who are overwhelmingly white and wealthy — have been the subject of little scholarship, no state voter initiatives and no Supreme Court decisions.

Newsweek made the case against college athletic recruiting after the jump:

To understand our peculiar tradition of wasting academic opportunities on the basis of who can best smack a rubber ball with a racquet, you must first understand how such a system came about. As Jerome Karabel explains in The Chosen: The Hidden History of Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton it was a scheme to exclude Jews.

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