Should Test Scores Determine College Admission?

College Board President David Coleman talks about increasing access to higher education at Aspen Ideas.
In June, the University of Chicago became the first top-ranked school to go test-optional. Beginning in 2023, undergraduate applicants will no longer need to submit SAT or ACT scores.

Healing and Resilience in Charlottesville

Melody Barnes, visiting professor at the University of Virginia, talks about last year's white supremacist gatherings in Charlottesville.
One year after a deadly white supremacist hate rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the city continues to recover.

The Surge of Women into Politics

Submitted by mkrivonen on Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:54

Since 2016, we’ve watched women rack up unprecedented wins in statehouses, city halls, and even Congress — and thousands more are throwing their hats into the ring. How did factors like Donald Trump’s win and #MeToo influence this wave, and why does the movement seem to be taking hold now? Writer Rebecca Traister (“All the Single Ladies”) leads a discussion with Christine Matthews, president of Bellwether Research and consulting; Ashley Nickloes, a candidate running for a Tennessee Congressional seat; political pollster Celinda Lake; and Michelle De La Isla, mayor of Topeka, Kansas.

Thanks for Coming to Aspen Ideas!

Attendees leave a session at the Greenwald Pavilion during the Aspen Ideas Festival in June.
The Aspen Ideas Festival closed its 14th year with plenty of food for thought. Throughout the 10-day convening, attendees learned about new innovations, solutions to world problems, and challenges that lie ahead.