Georgetown University Democrats lobby DC government to end legacy admissions

Georgetown University Democrats lobby DC government to end legacy admissions


The Georgetown University College Democrats have been lobbying the D.C. Council to end legacy admissions at public and private schools in the city.

The group’s Furthering Admissions Inclusion and Representation proposal would ban admissions preferences for applicants who are related to former students as well as those related to major donors. Historically black colleges and universities would not be affected by the ban.

Since the Supreme Court overturned race-based admissions practices at institutions of higher education in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard, many advocates have responded by going after legacy admissions at schools as well.

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Last week, the Virginia House of Delegates unanimously approved a bill to ban legacy admissions at public universities, and the Commonwealth’s Senate did the same the week prior. Gov.

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