Admissions

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The Stiff Price of Social Justice

Feb 18, 2016 by Adam Mission |

Colleges that let in unqualified applicants hire lots of staff for student retention. This raises college costs, drives away poor, qualified students, and doesn't even keep unqualified admits from flunking out of college.

On the Alleged Need to “Improve Diversity” in Grad Admissions

Feb 11, 2016 by George Leef |

Professor Jonathan Marks critiques Julie Posselt's most recent book on grad school admission processes. 

Give the Poor Students a Chance, Not a Preference

Jan 25, 2016 by Ashley Thorne |

NAS Executive Director Ashley Thorne analyzes the problems with giving college admissions preferences to low-income students.

A Logician Sees Through the Fallacious Arguments for “Diversity”

Sep 21, 2015 by George Leef |

Professor Carl Cohen, a professor at the University of Michigan, opposes granting preference to students on the basis of ethnicity.

NAS Joins New Amicus Brief in Fisher Case

Sep 19, 2015 by Glenn Ricketts |

We join once again with the Pacific Legal Foundation in opposing race-based admissions policies.

Group Preferences Based on “Place” vs. Preferences Based on Race

Aug 13, 2014 by George Leef |

George Leef reviews Professor Sheryll Cashin's recent book, Place, Not Race.

The Resignation of Powers, President of the University of Texas: An Update

Jul 31, 2014 by Publius Audax |

A faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin who previously gave 10 reasons why UT president Bill Powers should step down, recounts recent events leading to Powers' actual resignation.

Telling the Truth About “Holistic” Admissions

Aug 07, 2013 by George Leef |

George Leef weighs in on the recent New York Times article about UC Berkeley's admission procedures.

Roger Clegg versus the higher ed establishment’s “diversity statement”

Jul 08, 2013 by George Leef |

Attorney Roger Clegg looks at the higer ed establishment's recent statement in the NYT on racial preferences.

Class No Substitute for Race in Preferences

Jun 24, 2013 |

PRESS RELEASE: The NAS outlines three objections to class-based affirmative action and advocates for fairness and transparency in academic standards.

The Wrong Way to Admit the Other Half: Why We Oppose Class-Based Affirmative Action

Jun 24, 2013 Peter Wood |

A statement of the National Association of Scholars on class-based preferences in college and university admissions.

Supreme Court to Hear Proposition 2 Case

Mar 26, 2013 by Glenn Ricketts |

The Supreme Court will rule on Michigan's ban on the use of racial preferences in public universities.

Jennifer Gratz Reflects on the Battle Over Racial Preferences

Oct 17, 2012 by George Leef |

The successful plaintiff in the case against the University of Michigan's undergraduate racial preferences writes about the recently argued Fisher case before the Supreme Court.

Affirmative Action: Absurdity and Beyond

Jun 14, 2012 by Glenn Ricketts |

Academic "diversity" policies just keep on diversifying.

NAS’s California and Connecticut Affiliates File Amicus Brief in Fisher v.…

Jun 05, 2012 by Ashley Thorne |

The friend-of-the-court brief filed by the California Association of Scholars and the Connecticut Association of Scholars asks the Supreme Court to revisit the "diversity" rationale for racial preferences in college admissions.

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