With college application deadlines rapidly approaching, high school seniors are working hard to put together their profiles to impress admissions officers across the country. But what are the consequences of this hyper-competition to get into the nation’s elite colleges and universities? Addressing this question is James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, in “The College Admissions Race: Who Wins? What is Lost?” on Thursday, October 28, 8:30-10:30 a.m. at New York University. Fallows’ address will be followed by responses from Christopher Avery, a professor of public policy at Harvard University, and Bruce Poch, vice president and dean of admissions at Pomona College. The event is hosted by New York University’s Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy, directed by Ann Marcus, a professor of higher education at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education.

WHAT: Roundtable-“The College Admissions Race: Who Wins? What is Lost?” Lecture

WHO: James Fallows, The Atlantic Monthly; Christopher Avery, Harvard University; Bruce Poch, Pomona College; and Ann Marcus, New York University

WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Greenberg Lounge, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South (between Washington Square West and Sullivan)

EDITOR’S NOTE The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy seeks to raise public awareness about the essential roles of colleges and universities in modern societies. The Institute supports research and sustained dialogue to enhance understanding of higher education as an institution that both reflects and influences social, cultural, racial, and economic difference. The Institute’s programs encourage collaborative relationships among scholars, institutional leaders and policy makers and are informed by the commitment to the ideal of the university as an institution that advances the public interest.

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