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More Diversity, Lower Standards
« on: April 02, 2019, 11:13:34 AM »
More Diversity, Lower Standards

    By Mark Bauerlein April 1, 2019

 

The English departments of Cornell and Harvard have dropped the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) requirement for graduate applicants—a noteworthy move that amounts to a setback for the quality of education and a win for diversity and lower standards.

Insidehighered.com reports the Cornell development and includes a link to a candid statement from the English department about its motives. The professors voted overwhelmingly to drop the two tests involved, the general one (with the mathematical, verbal, and analytic sections) and the subject one (a multiple-choice test of literary-historical knowledge and literary language comprehension).

The main reason, the statement says, is this:

https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2019/04/01/more-diversity-lower-standards/
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Re: More Diversity, Lower Standards
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 11:44:55 AM »
"Diversity" means "Not Excellence"

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Re: More Diversity, Lower Standards
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2019, 11:46:28 AM »
"Diversity" means "Not Excellence"

Di Longer You Verk Here, Diverse it gets!

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Re: More Diversity, Lower Standards
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2019, 12:02:45 PM »
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GRE scores are not good predictors of success or failure in a Ph.D. program in English, and the uncertain predictive value of the GRE exam is far outweighed by the toll it takes on student diversity.

That's BS.
Cui bono?

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