The plaintiffs, the Students for Fair Admissions group led by conservative legal strategist Edward Blum, alleged that Harvard discriminated against Asian-American applicants by favoring black and Hispanic applicants in their admissions process.
Since the beginning, “Dear White People” has followed a group of students of color as they navigate the struggles of being a minority at an Ivy League university. While institutional inequalities facing the group were highlighted in previous seasons, season three focuses more on each character’s personal journey of self-realization.
The son of Menlo Park parent Marjorie Klapper was revealed to have falsely identified himself as both black and Hispanic on his Common Application at the advice of college admissions scandal mastermind and purported college counselor William Rick Singer.
Stanford filed an amicus brief supporting Harvard in the Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard University case that is expected to wrap up on Friday.
Tiger Sun discusses how elite colleges, and efforts for colleges to brand themselves as such, may prevent them from serving certain groups of students.
During the 2016 election, Appalachian America received unprecedented levels of press. The lion’s share of these stories related to the region’s collective malaise – a potent combination of job loss, drug use and outright poverty – and attempted to use these cultural ills as an explanation for the people’s rabid and widespread support of Donald…
Editor’s note: This piece was originally published in our NSO magazine issue on Sept. 22. When it came in the mail, I looked at it a while before opening it. The packet, white-enveloped and Cardinal red, contained a letter that, on weighted paper, read, “It gives me very great pleasure to invite you into the…
An argument that relies on this rhetorical ploy–that gets to avoid defending its weakest points, and obscures differences and logical links between different beliefs–is exactly what we need to avoid. In order to formulate intelligent policy, we must seek to elevate reason over rhetoric–and always be wary of the motte and bailey.