In today’s wild world of power and politics, there are two very successful women who stand out – Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. Without making any comment on their collective political lives, what they do share is the fact that they each graduated from a women’s college. Ms. Pelosi gradu- ated from Trinity College, a Roman Catholic college for women, in 1962, and Ms. Clinton graduated from Wellesley College in 1969. At the time Hillary entered Wellesley, the Ivy League colleges were not yet admitting women, and she thus stood at the forefront of women seeking higher education and a career. Nancy graduated from Trinity and soon after, chose to start her family and support her husband and children. Fortunately, women today have far more options – higher education, career, family – and colleges and universities are all open to women.
In June 2018, the University of Chicago made an announcement on Twitter that set off shock waves within the world of college admissions. The Washington Post called it a “watershed, cracking what had been a solid and enduring wall of support for the primary admission tests among the two dozen most prestigious research universities.” The University released a statement indicating that they would no longer require applicants to submit any standardized test scores.