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What we know about admissions in the 1950s informs today’s debates, Thelin writes

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“‘Fair Harvard is not always fair.’ That allegation cuts to the heart of the lawsuit about admissions decisions made by Harvard University,” writes Dr. John Thelin, historian and professor of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation at the University of Kentucky College of Education, in a column for Inside Higher Ed. As we think about what the future may hold for college admissions, Thelin offers an insightful look at past practices and how they shaped today’s admissions experiences and expectations.