Topic: Admissions

University yield rate hits record high

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University yield rate hits record high

October 10, 2019 7 comments

The yield rate for the class of 2023 — the percentage of accepted students who enrolled at the University — reached a record-high 62.3 percent, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

The University supported Harvard’s admission policy following the 2018 amicus brief. Now, the University plans to review the written ruling by judge Allison D. Burroughs.

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Federal court upholds Harvard’s race-conscious admissions

October 2, 2019 0 comments

A federal judge ruled in favor of Harvard’s race-conscious admission policy yesterday, temporarily ending a court challenge to the practice. Harvard was accused of discriminating against Asian-American applicants in a lawsuit brought by Students for Fair Admissions…

Corwin ’23: Bring back ‘Why Brown?’

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Corwin ’23: Bring back ‘Why Brown?’

September 30, 2019 0 comments

Since the eighth grade, attending Brown had been my biggest pipe dream. I was absolutely infatuated with its idiosyncratic and captivating community and was immediately able to envision myself within it.

Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

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Bandler ’22: It’s time to look beyond celebrity admissions scandals

April 23, 2019 0 comments

The Granoff dinner was an embarrassment for the University, and it is undeniably immoral that the uber-rich, like Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, can pay or cheat their way into elite institutions and receive special benefits once admitted.

University to host rural high schoolers for summer workshop on application process

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University to host rural high schoolers for summer workshop on application process

April 19, 2019 0 comments

This summer, the University is launching a new initiative to help prospective students from rural communities across the country learn about the college admission process and Brown, said Dean of Admission Logan Powell.

Aman ’20: It’s time to rein in the Advancement Office

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Aman ’20: It’s time to rein in the Advancement Office

April 17, 2019 0 comments

In a February letter to the Providence Journal, President Christina Paxson P’19 claimed that “Brown’s central administration was not aware that some staff in Advancement was providing logistical support” for the now infamous Granoff dinners.

Bosis ’19: Economics in college admissions: A force for good (no, really)

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Bosis ’19: Economics in college admissions: A force for good (no, really)

April 12, 2019 0 comments

Imagine a speaker at a college campus stepping out on stage, grasping the mic, and saying “Preferential treatment, real or suspected, for students based on wealth or privilege is corrosive to our community.” Everyone applauds. Then they add, “Did I say corrosive? Sorry, I meant ‘the core of.’”

Paxson responds to national admissions scandal

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Paxson responds to national admissions scandal

April 10, 2019 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 responded to the national admissions cheating scandal yesterday in an email to the University community, acknowledging the scandal “has raised questions about the integrity of the admissions process at selective colleges and universities” and detailing a plan for Brown moving forward.

The University's Advancement Office facilitated meetings between faculty and prospective students, some of whom were also Brown trustee referrals, according to emails reviewed by The Herald.

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Advancement Office arranges meetings between faculty, certain prospective students

March 21, 2019 0 comments

For at least two decades, the Advancement Office has facilitated one-on-one meetings between faculty and certain prospective students, occasionally asking faculty members to contribute notes to the students’ admission files, according to emails reviewed by The Herald.

Secondo ’16 GS: The audacity of the scam

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Secondo ’16 GS: The audacity of the scam

March 19, 2019 1 comment

On March 12, Operation Varsity Blues exposed your run-of-the-mill C-list celebrities, financiers, Division 1 coaches and educational consultants as a motley coterie of fraudsters and racketeers that spun a scheme of idiotic deceit.