Guiffré: Debating legacy admissions

Senior Justin Guiffré, The Hatchet’s managing director, outlines the arguments on both sides of the debate surrounding legacy admissions, and hopes that GW administrators can clarify their stance on the matter.

Legacy admissions. When reading those two words, you are likely to have one of two knee-jerk reactions. Polls show that for the majority Americans, this phrase conjures up images of an elitist class of highly educated people taking care of their own at the expense of talented and hard-working individuals.

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