Goucher College allows video applications, without transcripts or test scores Goucher President José A. Bowen said Wednesday that he believes his college will be the first to allow general students to submit a self-produced video as the central component of an application. (The Washington Post) Are “Affordable Elite” Colleges Growing in Size, or Just Selectivity? Some elite Read more

Men punished in sexual misconduct cases on colleges campuses are fighting back Men punished for sexual misconduct in the wave of cases sweeping college campuses are fighting back against what they call unfair student disciplinary systems and publicity that threatens to shatter their reputations. (The Washington Post) A Lot of College Students Are Living with Their Parents. That’s Read more

Why race-based affirmative action in college admissions still matters It is one thing to seek alternatives to race-based affirmative action that approximate affirmative action’s goals. It is quite another to defend such alternatives as the most desirable policy, to suggest that preferences for students from socio-economically disadvantaged families are superior to preferences for African Americans. (The Read more