Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Admissions Hearing

So this week we had a hearing to expose the unfair admissions practices of UW-Madison. Well I spend time on campus and I have to say that if it is unfair it is hard to tell, UW-Madison is a pretty white school. One thing that did come up in the hearing was that if you are an athlete you are given preference and not one legislator questioned this aspect of admissions. There are coaches that recruit athletes whose test scores make them eligible to go to college but are way way below what the average freshman has. Why isn't this discussed more? Could it be that the legislature doesn't have a problem with minority students taking up places on athletic teams as long as they are successful in their sport? Maybe the University should put all admissions on an equal footing and scale back this big time athletic program and focus on education.

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