Podcast: What the Harvard Admissions Case Means for Higher Education

Adam Harris, an education writer at The Atlantic, dives into his recent work surrounding Harvard’s recent affirmative action case as he discusses the foundations for the articles he writes

“Unless they are just saying, ‘Oh we are going to admit everybody, or we are going to admit 30 percent or just up the amount of students that they enroll’, nobody is going to be happy because they could fill an entire Harvard class with people who have perfect SATs and GPAs. So just seeing just how subjective it is is kind of remarkable,” Harris says.

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This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.