Topic: legacy admissions

President of the Undergraduate Council of Students Shanzé Tahir ’19 outlined the council’s past projects as well as announced its future plans.

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New UCS leadership outlines plans for year

September 12, 2018 0 comments

The Undergraduate Council of Students held its first meeting of the 2018-19 academic year Wednesday night. The meeting, which lasted about half an hour, featured introductions from executive board members, an explanation of the council’s plans for this year and an overview of some of its past work.

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Cardoso ’19: Ending legacy admissions will help focus on access

April 6, 2018 0 comments

In his March 5 op-ed, Dean of Admission Logan Powell argues that a fixation on legacy admission is a distraction from the University’s efforts to increase access for underrepresented groups on campus.

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Young ’19.5: Vote yes on #FullDisclosure

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Today, the Brown community will be faced with a fundamental choice. We will be able to vote on not only a new set of candidates for the Undergraduate Council of Students and the Undergraduate Finance Board, but also on a ballot referendum to re-examine the use of legacy preference in the admissions process.

Students scrutinize legacy-based admission

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Students scrutinize legacy-based admission

March 14, 2018 0 comments

A coalition of student groups across 12 top colleges and universities issued a letter Feb. 14 announcing an effort to challenge legacy admission policies, which give preference to college applicants who are close relatives of alums.

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Powell: Dispelling legacy myths should help focus on access

March 5, 2018 0 comments

In recent weeks, there has been a call for full disclosure about the role that “legacy” status plays in the college admission process at selective institutions.

Liang ’19: Let my sister into Brown

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Liang ’19: Let my sister into Brown

October 31, 2017 0 comments

Ah, Nov. 1. Amid the wafting breeze of pumpkin spice and sepia-tinged sunsets, there’s another thing about today that truly makes my heart sing.

Renshaw ’20: End legacy admissions at Brown

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Renshaw ’20: End legacy admissions at Brown

September 17, 2017 0 comments

Though both my parents pursued degrees in higher education, my dad was the one who went to college in America.