This week, there’s testing news from the University of California system, a reversal from Stanford University, pushback on vaccine mandates, and a return to racing at CMU.
In testing news, the University of California is officially test-blind. According to a court order earlier this month, the entire system must eliminate the use of all SAT and ACT tests from the admissions process.
In a reversal of last year’s decision to eliminate 11 varsity sports teams, Stanford University is reinstating all varsity programs that were slated to be eliminated after this academic year. The decision comes after lots of fundraising and months of protests by students, athletes, and alumni.
As more schools mandate that students get vaccinated before returning to campus next fall, there are growing numbers of students protesting vaccine mandates.
In some interesting news from the tech world, one company is arguing that using artificial intelligence to make admissions decisions will eliminate bias among admissions officers and “bring humanity back into college admissions.” Kira Talent is currently training admissions officers to understand their own personal biases before implementing the software to interview students for admission.
Maybe things really are getting back to normal? Carnegie Mellon welcomed the return of the “Buggy” race this month. The century-old competition has only been cancelled twice before: once for World War II and last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Adrenaline junkies and engineers: rejoice!
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