Stephen Burd


The Real Reason That Colleges Go ‘Test-Optional’

When George Washington University announced last month that it was adopting a “test-optional” admissions policy, it repeated a standard line made by colleges that allow prospective students to opt out of sending SAT or ACT scores. “The test-optional policy should strengthen and diversify an already outstanding applicant pool and will broaden access for those high-achieving… Read more »

Against the Tide: Chancellor Cantor Stands Out Among Higher-Ed Leaders for Commitment to Socioeconomic Diversity

Syracuse University Chancellor Nancy Cantor talks to reporters in 2011. AP Photo/Mike Groll At a time when many colleges and universities are chasing ever-greater prestige, it is refreshing to talk to Nancy Cantor, a college leader who believes that higher education should be more inclusive than exclusive when admitting students. Cantor is chancellor of Rutgers… Read more »