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Big Data’s Influence On College Admission Is Growing

By Willard Dix. A recent tweet from Big Brother, er, Netflix, gave many subscribers pause. Whatever and however we watch the service, we seldom realize that "they" are watching us as well. The tweet, sent not by an individual but by Netflix US, said, "To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?" I haven't seen the movie in…
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In Post-Trial Brief, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Defends Harvard’s Admissions Policy

Camille G. Caldera and Sahar M. Mohammadzadeh (Harvard Crimson) The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense and Educational Fund argued that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process is “necessary to reap the educational benefits of diversity” in a document filed in federal court Wednesday. The filing — submitted months after a trial in the case wrapped up — marks the latest development in a lawsuit…
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The Chariot Report #46 – The Resolutions Issue

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." At least that’s what Benjamin Franklin--who was surely too smart to use such non-inclusive language--said. If you agree, you'll love this New Year's edition of The Chariot Report, delivering essential information and insights for tutors and test prep professionals every other ; RESOLUTIONS FOR TEACHERSTeachers, tutors,…
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An Inside Look at the Harvard Admissions Process

BY DELANO R. FRANKLIN AND MOLLY C. MCCAFFERTY, CRIMSON STAFF WRITERS In the coming months, tens of thousands of Harvard hopefuls around the globe will grit their teeth, cross their fingers, and click “Submit” on applications to attend the world’s top-ranked university. The vast majority will fail. Harvard — the second-most selective four-year college in the United States — typically sees an acceptance rate of…
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