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Op-Ed: Diversity in the Eye of the Beholder: Examining Whitman’s Test-Optional Policy

Megumi Rierson, Whitman College Junior

February 9, 2017

Last Semester, Whitman eliminated its standardized test score requirement on its application on the grounds that the requirement unfairly advantages applicants with socioeconomic privilege. Whitman’s press release expressed a commitment to diversity by “increasing access for outstanding students...

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