Why legacy admission might stick around
Jul 20, 2023

Why legacy admission might stick around

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Although some elite colleges are dropping legacy preference as a way to increase diversity without affirmative action, others might keep it around to buoy their bottom line. Plus, the fight for fairer workers compensation death benefits.

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If a worker dies on the job, many states limit surviving spouse workers' compensation

Jul 20, 2023
For example, if a widow or widower chooses to remarry, they may no longer receive compensation.
 In Tennessee, lawmakers recently passed legislation to amend workers' compensation laws, making the state more favorable for surviving spouses.
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Wesleyan ditches legacy admissions

Jul 20, 2023
But many schools are expected to hang on to legacy admissions for financial reasons.
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