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Congratulations, You Have Been Admitted to Our Graduate Program by Complete and Utter Chance!

 by Michael Rowe


Tags: Politics, The Chronicle of Higher Education, graduate admissions, lottery,

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Every year, graduate programs across the country reject oodles of applications from terrifically smart and qualified individuals. How to create a more equitable admissions process, one that doesn’t draw arbitrary distinctions between equally qualified candidates? John L. Jackson Jr. over at The Chronicle of Higher Education ponders a lottery for admissions. As he says:

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education

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