Deresiewicz’s book, which was just published this August, highlights the problems with a goal, or “hoop,” oriented system of education that Deresiewicz argues takes the love of learning out of students.
Many American universities tout their subjective holistic admissions as providing opportunities to socioeconomically disadvantaged applicants. While this goal is laudable, there exist tried and tested wholly objective alternatives to accomplish the same goal, such as admitting the best students from socioeconomically disadvantaged schools independently of how these students compare with students from advantaged schools. While…
Fred Hargadon, former dean of admission at Stanford University, passed away at the age of 80 last Wednesday night.
Six days ahead of schedule, the Office of Undergraduate Admission offered spots for this fall to 2,300 applicants, marking a record-low 7.2 percent admit rate from a total pool of 32,022 applicants.