The elephant in the room is legacy. Harvard, like many colleges, treats children of its own graduates, especially generous donors, differently than the general applicant pool. I think also on the table should be a set of stable expectations that certain elite secondary schools have regarding how many of its students will be accepted to Harvard. One out of 20 members from the class of 2017 came from seven schools: Boston Latin, Phillips Academy in Andover, Phillips Exeter Academy, Stuyvesant High School, Noble and Greenough School, Trinity School in New York City, and Lexington High School. Of these only Stuyvesant, Boston Latin, and Lexington are public. Also on the table should be athletic legacy, which, because of Title IX, has the effect of benefitting upper-class students.
Legacy began after World War I as a way to legitimize the exclusion of Jews and other immigrants from Ivy League colleges, as Richard Kahlenberg explains in his book, Affirmative Action for the Rich: Legacy Preferences in College Admissions. Today it functions largely as a mechanism for suppressing Asian-American enrollment. If you want a picture of what a meritocracy might look like, you need look no further than the New York City specialized high schools which make admissions decisions solely on the basis of the SHSAT, a test that closely resembles the SAT. At Stuyvesant High School, the most competitive in the city, 77 percent of the class is Asian. Lest anyone conclude that these students are somehow economically advantaged, about half qualify for free or discounted lunch.
this show has 7 emmys
Clarkson - no wait - HAMMOND reviewing the Mexican Mastretta MXT.
The story behind the Selfie
Seizure First Aid.
Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it.
100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)
This is important, you could safe someone’s life
IF YOU DON’T KNOW IF SEIZURES ARE WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS FOR A PERSON WHO IS CURRENTLY IN A SEIZURE, CALL 911 AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER STARTING PATIENT CARE. People do not need to have epilepsy to get seizures, they can also be caused by high fevers, assorted drugs, strokes, and many other things, so if you’re not sure, call.
Also, paramedics have drugs that allow them to stop convulsions associated with seizures, which is why one should call 911 if the seizure lasts longer than 5 min. Also, don’t freak out if the person isn’t very conscious after the convulsions stop; this is called the postictal phase, and can last from 5 minutes to a few hours after the seizure stops.
Most importantly, never be afraid to call 911 about a medical emergency.
my question is if men are unable to control themselves in the presence of women why the hell are they allowed to control entire nations
This is my aim for 2014
a woman has twins and gives them up for adoption
one of them goes to a family in egypt and is named amal the other goes to a family in spain they name him juan
years later juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. upon receiving the picture she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of amal
he responds “theyre twins if youve seen juan youve seen amal”
You can do this!!
well that was mean
We’re on the same side. Agreed? Of course.
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