Highlights from Higher Ed: Ranging Standards and the Pipeline

87 That’s how many buildings exist on campus at the University of North Texas; 100% of them are named after white men. Students have started a petition to ask that a future residence hall be named after a woman or person of color, but were Read More

Explore Better Ways to Evaluate Applicants with Letters by Liaison

By Karen Jacobs, Liaison's Vice President of Client Success The methods that schools use to evaluate applicants have changed dramatically in recent years — the importance of grades and test scores is waning as schools attempt to gain a more holistic view of each student's Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Affirmative Action and Attrition

62% That’s how much of the college student population is white. Affirmative action opponents often cite “reverse racism” as their issue with the practice, but even so, almost 75% of private external scholarships in four-year bachelor’s programs, almost 66% of institutional grants and scholarships and Read More

4 Admissions Challenges WebAdMIT Can Help You Overcome

Challenge #1: Keeping track of applications With so many applicants to review, you may have a hard time keeping track of where each one stands in the process, what communications they have received and what their next steps are. With WebAdMIT, you can: Create groups Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Increasing Diversity and Fundraising

3 That’s how many changes a former admissions officer is proposing in order to make the admissions process more fair. Her ideas include: hiring more diverse admissions officers, training admissions officers to think more critically about how merit is defined and assessed and calling on Read More

Win big at the AACSB Deans Conference

From February 7-9, business school deans from all over the world will convene in Las Vegas for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Deans Conference. This event was created for these leaders to discuss opportunities, innovation and the future of business education. Read More

Rush University’s College of Health Sciences Improves Quality and Quantity of Applications

Rush's challenge: Simplifying the applicant experience Seven years ago, Dina Batlivala, director of marketing and admissions for Rush University's College of Health Sciences, realized that investing in Liaison's Centralized Application Services (CASs™) would allow Rush to deliver a better applicant experience while saving time for Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: AI and Enrollment Goals

75% That’s the percentage of adults who believe that artificial intelligence has and will continue to have a fundamental and positive effect on their lives, according to a new study from Gallup and Northeastern University. NU president Joseph Aoun believes that colleges need to adapt Read More

Serving Those Who Serve Our Country: Military Students and the Admissions Process

New military spouse Russ Shumaker stumbled upon a merit based scholarship simply by visiting the admissions office down the road. “I went to explore my options and they told me about a scholarship that was available to everyone based on GRE scores,” he said. As Read More

Highlights from Higher Ed: Shying Away from STEM and Record University Donations

52% That’s the percentage of Americans who say the main reason young people don’t pursue STEM degrees is they think these subjects are too hard, according to a new Pew Research survey. Source: Pew Research $75 million  That’s how much investor Bill Miller has donated Read More