General Conference Updates Archive

The Conversation Continues with Tufts’ Robert Sternberg

Robert J. Sternberg

Rethinking Admissions conference may have officially ended on Thursday, April 16th, but the conversation about college admissions is far from over. Tomorrow, April 21, Wake Forest will host ...

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A final thought

Wake Forest director of admissions Martha Allman was pleased with the conference. “The quality of research presented and the variety of viewpoints made this an important event in furthering ...

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Slumdog Ivy Leaguer

Daniel Golden

Dan Golden, author of “The Price of Admission,” gave a stinging indictment of the admissions practices of colleges and universities for favoring students from wealthy families, children ...

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What about alumni loyalty?

Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch questioned Golden’s contention that universities offer preference to children of alumni only for monetary reasons. What about loyalty that transcends how ...

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No position on the SAT

Golden said he had ambivalent positions on the SAT, and noted that he had not taken a position on it in his book. Anything would be better than basing decisions on wealth, though, he said. ...

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On April 15 and 16, 2009, Wake Forest University hosted top admissions officers and leading researchers from Berkeley, Duke, Harvard, Ohio State, Princeton, Texas, Virginia, Yale and other universities along with the director of data research for U.S. News & World Report for the Rethinking Admissions conference.