This week, Covid took over on college campuses, a recommendation is made regarding the case on Harvard’s affirmative action policies, Harvard also updates its test-optional policy, and questions about transgender athletes dominate the news.
Colleges continue to pivot in response to the rapidly spreading omicron variant. Classes and final exams have been moved online, holiday gatherings have been canceled or banned, and more colleges are requiring booster shots for students. Cornell University shut down campus after 900+ (!) cases of Covid were reported, most of them omicron in fully vaccinated students.
The Solicitor General filed a strongly worded brief urging the Court not to hear the case on Harvard’s affirmative action policies, effectively siding with Harvard.
Speaking of Harvard, they just announced that they’re extending their test-optional policy another four years, through 2026. As we’ve said before, more to come…
At Penn, a transgender athlete is smashing women’s swimming records, generating controversy in NCAA athletics.
This is another big week for admissions decisions (check out our chart for notification information). We continue to root for every single one of you!
This is our last weekly update for 2021 and we look forward to reconnecting with you in 2022!
Have a happy and healthy holiday break.