Here's an interesting article from The Atlantic about a movement among college students to get rid of Legacy Admissions. Some juicy tidbits:
Wholesale quoting of original articles with selective bolding? That's right, folks. We a real blog now.
To be honest, I'm not sure how I feel about all of this. From an admissions standpoint, there are obvious reasons why Legacy students would be good cultural fits for the institution. On the other hand, cultural homogenization is antithetical to diversity, but Legacy is just one of many considerations that admissions officers look at to ensure that very same thing.
Another interesting issue worthy of discussion. Do you think that universities should reveal their rubric for admissions? To what degree should college admissions be subjective versus objective?
Questions, always questions...