YCBK 128: UC Regents Declare Support to End Race-Blind Admissions

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (10:38) : In this week’s news segment, an article from universityofcalifornia.edu, “UC Regents Declare Their Support for an End to Race-Blind Admissions”, by Nicole Freeling. The University of California Board of Regents has acknowledged that race-neutral admissions have failed to acknowledge discrimination and structural barriers that have, in-turn, amassed a non-diverse student body for the university system. (Length 33 minutes)


Chapter 128 of 171 Answers (42:59) : we start a 2-part discussion on private scholarships – how and where to find them. This is the first time on the podcast we have done a deep dive into outside scholarships aka private scholarships.

171 Answers to the Most-Asked College Admission Questions
Most people are overwhelmed by the topic of outside scholarships. Is it worth my time? How do I find them? Which ones should I apply to? We address all of this and more. (Length 23 minutes)

This week’s question (1:06:32) is from Alison, a student from TX, and she wants to know if starting extracurricular activities at the beginning of junior year can be a huge disadvantage in the admission process.

(Length 17 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:23:41) is with Gil Villanueva, Assistant Vice President and Dean of Admissions at University of Richmond and he shares advice for under-resourced students when applying for college.

Gil Villanueva
Gil has over 25 years of experience at four different selective colleges. (Length 8 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:31:05) Recommended resource: NYT Article-A Timeline of Key Supreme Court Cases on Affirmative Action: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/us/affirmative-action-supreme-court.html (Length 16 minutes)

College Spotlight (1:47:59) : University of Kansas (https://ku.edu/) (Length 23 minutes)

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