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Study: Admissions Lotteries at Selective Colleges Might Dramatically Reduce the Enrollment of Students of Color, Low-Income Students, and Men

Many advocates for more equitable college admissions policies have called for random-draw lotteries as a simple and transparent way to fix the “problem” of elite college admissions. However, simulations of lottery admissions conducted in a new study find dramatic and negative potential effects of lotteries on the admission of students of color, low-income students, and men. Read more

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Admissions Lotteries Wouldn’t Yield Diversity
Inside Higher Ed, November 3, 2021

What if College Admissions Relied on Random Lotteries? Fewer Black, Low-Income, and Male Students Would be Accepted, New Study Finds
The 74, November 3, 2021

 

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Mark Wilson to Deliver AERA Lindquist Lecture on November 15

Mark R. Wilson, a longstanding AERA Fellow and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, will give the 2020 AERA E. F. Lindquist Lecture on November 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.  Read more

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