YCBK 216: Admissions decisions that are perplexing [Transcript]
YCBK 217: Do recommendation letters discriminate? [Transcript]

YCBK 217: Do recommendation letters discriminate?

In this week’s episode you will hear

In the News (13:40) : In this week’s “In the news” segment, Mark and Dave discuss a Feb 22nd, 2022 article, by Scott Jaschik of Inside Higher Ed, “Are recommendation letters a Form of Discrimmination”? (Length 24 minutes)


This week’s bonus content (37:00) Mark continues with a bonus content section. Mark shares with Lisa what he believes would surprise our listeners if they were to be a college admissions officer. Part 3 of 3 (Length 39 minutes)

This week’s interview (1:16:10) Our interview is with two MIT admission officers (Chris Peterson and Kellen Manning) who also have other roles at MIT.

Chris Peterson and Kellen Manning
Chris aka Petey and Kellen provide great insights into “what can a student learn from a college’s social media presence”. Part 2 of 2 (Length 18 minutes)

Mark’s recommended resource of the week (1:25:56) Our recommended resource for episode 217 is The Twitter feed of the VP of Enrollment at Oregon State: Jon Boeckenstedt: @jonboeckenstedt.com

College Spotlight (1:34:07) : Our college Spotlight is Franklin and Marshall College (F & M) https://www.fandm.edu/ (Length 22 minutes)

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