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Admissions: Playing or for Real?

VU International News and Reviews No. 109 March 26 2018

March 2018

As InsideHigherEd comments:

What happens to diversity-minded educators when their son is wait-listed by Yale, but his biracial best friend with lower grades and test scores gets in?

The Lincoln Theatre Center in Manhattan is staging a play called Admissions. It explores the ideals and contradictions of liberal white America. Sherri Rosen-Mason (Jessica Hecht) is head of the admissions department at a New England prep school, fighting to diversify the student body.  Alongside her husband, the school’s Headmaster, they’ve largely succeeded in bringing a stodgy institution into the twenty-first century. But when their only son sets his sights on an Ivy League university, personal ambition collides with progressive values, with convulsive results.

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