Alumni, students from top colleges request rethinking of legacy admissions

Alumni, students from top colleges request rethinking of legacy admissions

August 15, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


3 STUDENTS AND ALUMNI FROM 12 TOP U-S COLLEGES INCLUDING YALE … ASKING SCHOOLS TO RETHINK THEIR LEGACY ADMISSIONS POLICIES. THE GROUP ISSUED A LETTER TODAY SAYING THE PRACTICE OF GIVING AN ADMISSIONS EDGE TO RELATIVES OF ALUMNI IS ROOTED IN DISCRIMINATION AND FUELS CYCLES OF INEQUITY IN THE UNITED STATES. SOME SCHOOLS SAY LEGACY ENCOURAGES ALUMNI TO DONATE AND ADDS MONEY FOR STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS. BUT CRITICS SAY RESEARCH SUGGESTS THE PRACTICE GIVES A MAJOR ADVANTAGE TO LEGACY STUDENTS WITH LITTLE FUNDRAISING