Friday, November 06, 2009

Admissions angst

More coverage of elite college admissions in the links below.

Inside Higher Ed on the Espenshade study (see comments!). NYTimes blog on "merit" and admissions angst.

Whistle blower report by a UCLA professor Timothy Groseclose on administration attempts to circumvent Proposition 209. If you read this report you will have a good idea of the micro-level dynamics and political economy of UC admissions. The title is pretty strong: Report on suspected malfeasance in UCLA admissions and the accompanying cover-up; let's see how long Groseclose retains the Marvin Hoffenberg Chair of American Politics :-/

1 comment:

Dave Bacon said...

The comments on NYTimes blog are fun to read. I think I'm going to start using YAES: yet another eagle scout. But what do I know, I was a legacy admit at Caltech.

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