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The Atlantic

Why We Ended Legacy Admissions at Johns Hopkins

Why We Ended Legacy Admissions at Johns Hopkins

January 21, 2020

Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University writes: In the intensely competitive process of admission to America’s selective universities, the advantage afforded legacy students is no small matter. One study that looked at admissions to elite colleges in 1997 estimated that legacy status afforded applicants an admissions boost equivalent to an added 160 points on the SAT. Another study, which looked at admissions to 30 highly selective institutions in 2007, concluded that legacy applicants were more than three times as likely to be admitted as their non-legacy peers.
Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University writes: In the intensely competitive process of admission to America’s selective universities, the advantage afforded legacy students is no small matter. One study that looked at admissions to elite colleges in 1997 estimated that legacy status afforded applicants an admissions boost equivalent to an added 160 points on the SAT. Another study, which looked at admissions to 30 highly selective institutions in 2007, concluded that legacy applicants were more than three times as likely to be admitted as their non-legacy peers.

January 21, 2020

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UniversityBusiness.com

Will Your Institution Hold on Through 2020?

Will Your Institution Hold on Through 2020?

January 17, 2020

Scott D. Miller, President, Virginia Wesleyan University writes: Recent reports of college closings or mergers have underscored a two-pronged crisis that seriously threatens institutions fitting the above profile: affordability and a lack of programming with appeal to new student audiences. Unless you are among the nation’s exclusive (and expensive) colleges and universities, you will need to focus 24/7 on both.
Scott D. Miller, President, Virginia Wesleyan University writes: Recent reports of college closings or mergers have underscored a two-pronged crisis that seriously threatens institutions fitting the above profile: affordability and a lack of programming with appeal to new student audiences. Unless you are among the nation’s exclusive (and expensive) colleges and universities, you will need to focus 24/7 on both.

January 17, 2020

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

We Need a Responsible Examination of Financial Sustainability

We Need a Responsible Examination of Financial Sustainability

January 02, 2020

Laura Casamento, President, Utica College writes: The current financial health and long-term sustainability of all colleges and universities should be visible to all students and their parents. At Utica College we are transparent about our financial health and our strategies to ensure our long-term sustainability, from opening new campuses and increasing online enrollment to developing majors in high-growth sectors of the economy.
Laura Casamento, President, Utica College writes: The current financial health and long-term sustainability of all colleges and universities should be visible to all students and their parents. At Utica College we are transparent about our financial health and our strategies to ensure our long-term sustainability, from opening new campuses and increasing online enrollment to developing majors in high-growth sectors of the economy.

January 02, 2020

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The Washington Post

It’s Colleges’ Job to Train Citizens. Higher Education Isn’t Rising to the Challenge.

It’s Colleges’ Job to Train Citizens. Higher Education Isn’t Rising...

December 30, 2019

Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University writes: That so many members of the public aren’t prepared to make sense of a constitutional emergency should come as no surprise. We’ve been failing at participating in the daily business of our democracy for years. Political tolerance hit a 20-year low in 2014 (a decline that shows no signs of abating), alarming numbers of young people struggle to distinguish reliable information from misinformation online, and the public’s faith in core democratic institutions — and fellow citizens — is eroding more by the day.
Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University writes: That so many members of the public aren’t prepared to make sense of a constitutional emergency should come as no surprise. We’ve been failing at participating in the daily business of our democracy for years. Political tolerance hit a 20-year low in 2014 (a decline that shows no signs of abating), alarming numbers of young people struggle to distinguish reliable information from misinformation online, and the public’s faith in core democratic institutions — and fellow citizens — is eroding more by the day.

December 30, 2019

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EducationDive.com

President Speaks: What I Learned From an Academic Redesign

President Speaks: What I Learned From an Academic Redesign

December 16, 2019

Lori Varlotta, President, Hiram College writes: I offer this column to anyone who is expected to lead one of the most difficult changes in the academy — an academic redesign that illuminates which programs a college should grow, which it should downsize and which ones, if any, it should cut altogether.
Lori Varlotta, President, Hiram College writes: I offer this column to anyone who is expected to lead one of the most difficult changes in the academy — an academic redesign that illuminates which programs a college should grow, which it should downsize and which ones, if any, it should cut altogether.

December 16, 2019

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