Legacy admissions face increased scrutiny in the wake of Supreme Court case

Students and parents gather for Carolina Family Weekend in 2016, in which UNC students invite family members to campus for food and events. (UNC New Student and Family Programs)

UNC and Harvard went to the U.S. Supreme Court a few weeks ago to defend their race-conscious admissions policies. But race isn’t the only kind of preferential consideration that colleges give to potential applicants.

As Chris Kammerer reports, so-called “legacy admissions” also are attracting scrutiny.



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