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Banning the Box to Counter an Unfair Justice System

Banning the Box to Counter an Unfair Justice System

By Emily Fong, Opinion Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The occasional admission of students with possible criminal backgrounds — like Wolfgang Ballinger — should not damage the reputation of the Ban the Box movement.

Enrollment of Student Accused of Rape Brings Up Ban the Box Questions

Enrollment of Student Accused of Rape Brings Up Ban the Box Questions

By Diamond Naga Siu, News Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under News, Top Story, University News

A student who was suspended from Cornell for sexual assault now attends NYU, and students are torn about the ban-the-box discussion.

College Admissions Are Not Your Self-worth

College Admissions Are Not Your Self-worth

By Richard Shu, Opinion Editor

April 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

For how inept Howard’s letter may have been, it speaks to an increasingly frustrated contingent of students who recognize, throughout the admissions process and even after they’ve enrolled, that their childhoods have been shortchanged.

Debate Calls Into Question Implementation of Affirmative Action

Debate Calls Into Question Implementation of Affirmative Action

By Brooke Jensen, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under News, University News

In the NYU Review and Debates's inaugural debate, professors and students contend the polarizing topic of affirmative action based on students' economic backgrounds.

Women’s colleges should admit trans women

Women’s colleges should admit trans women

By Annie Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 11, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Restrictive admissions policies are antiquated and should be revised.