|Please join the Yale Club of Hartford for our virtual Feb Club event next week, with our guest speaker:
Trinity College, Principal Lecturer in the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment
Columbia University (BA, MA, MPhil, PhD)
Thursday, February 24 at 7 pm
There will be no charge for this event.
We expect a strong attendance, as participants from the Yale Club of Hartford will automatically be entered in a raffle for five $20 gift cards. To ensure that you are enrolled in the raffle, please RSVP below.
Topic: College Admissions: Justice & Merit in Admissions to Selective Residential U.S. Universities
Professor Alcorn will discuss his research on this topic, which grew out of his several years of service as chairperson of the Faculty Committee for Admissions and Financial Aid at Trinity College.
He will discuss current issues in admissions: standardized tests; actuarial and clinical judgments; corruption; affirmative action; as well as special dispensation for athletes, legacies and offspring of university staff and professors.
He will make the case that various kinds of individual merit and group merit are salient criteria of justice in admissions decisions, in a matching game in which customers (matriculants) are inputs to one another’s education and experience in a total institution. He will also discuss why selective universities do not expand enrollments, and do not make selections by lot among qualified applicants.
To register by email, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 860-264-5774 so we can send you Zoom instructions.