Yale Uni­ver­sity, for instance, com­mitted to increasing by 50 per­cent the number of stu­dents it enrolls through Quest­Bridge, a non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that that con­nects high-​​achieving low-​​income stu­dents to elite uni­ver­si­ties. North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will offer 30 new grants to cover the full demon­strated need for low-​​income stu­dents from Boston public high schools who live in neigh­bor­hoods sur­rounding the university’s campus.  More­house Col­lege, mean­while, com­mitted to piloting a new pre-​​collegiate assess­ment model in lieu of the SAT that assesses non-​​cognitive STEM aptitude.

The admin­is­tra­tion also secured sig­nif­i­cant finan­cial com­mit­ments from non­profit groups, cor­po­ra­tions, phil­an­thropic orga­ni­za­tions and other foundations.

 

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