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Coeducation and sex-blind admissions is topic, Oct. 21

A lecture on "The Origins of Coeducation at Princeton, and the Battle for Sex-Blind Admissions" will be presented at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in 16 Robertson Hall.

The speaker will be Jerome Karabel, a senior fellow at the Rockridge Institute and professor of sociology at the University of California-Berkeley. His new book, "The Chosen: Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale and Princeton, 1900 to Today," is scheduled to be published by Houghton Mifflin next fall. His recent piece, "The Legacy of Legacies," which addressed legacy admissions, was published as an op-ed column in the Sept.13, 2004, New York Times.

Since the early 1970s, Karabel has had a special interest in the social consequences of policies of university admissions. In 1989, he chaired the Admissions and Enrollment Committee of the Academic Senate of the University of California-Berkeley and wrote the report, "Freshman Admissions at Berkeley: A Policy for the 1990s and Beyond." His research on college admissions has appeared in several scholarly journals. Currently, he is the co-director (with Troy Duster) of a multi-year grant from the Ford Foundation on the effects of the end of affirmative action on the University of California.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Sociology .

Contact: Tom Bartus (609) 258-3601

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