Tag: Alumni

End Legacy Admissions

End Legacy Admissions


In 2014, Johns Hopkins University quietly removed its admissions’ consideration of legacy status. This January, their university president went public with the change in The Atlantic, noting dramatic increases in diversity Hopkins saw as a result of the elimination.  At Georgetown, applicants with legacy status are twice as likely as non-legacy applicants to be accepted….

SFS Grad Nielsen Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security

SFS Grad Nielsen Resigns as Secretary of Homeland Security


Kirstjen Nielsen (SFS ’94) resigned from her position as Secretary of Homeland Security on Sunday, April 7, effective Wednesday. She was confirmed to the position on Dec. 6, 2017 after working at the Department throughout Trump’s presidency and during the George W. Bush administration. Nielsen’s tenure at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was marked…

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