If someone had told twelve-year old me that I would someday voluntarily join a dog sledding trip in January in Maine, I would have put down my cold medicine next to my three inhalers and wheeze-laughed until I cried. If someone had told fifteen-year-old me that I would someday voluntarily wake at 6:30 a.m. to shovel dog shit, I would have rolled over in bed and asked for ten more minutes.
This has been a dramatic week for college admissions with articles detailing the slightly shady internet stalking of admissions officers to discussions concerning race-based applications at Texas University to some thought-provoking questions raised by the supposedly thought-provoking questions on college supplements.
This week in college admissions news, the Department of Education and Justice announced their support of college admissions offices considering race, while Bard College introduced a potentially revolutionary new admission policy. In other news, publications are still bad at ranking.
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