It’s been called affirmative action for the rich: Harvard’s special admissions treatment for students whose parents are alumni, or whose relatives donated money. And it adds to accelerating pressure on Harvard and other selective colleges to eliminate special preferences for the children of alumni and donors. Even so, eliminating legacy preferences at Harvard, the study said, would not offset the loss in diversity if race-conscious admissions were also eliminated. In its decision on race-conscious admissions, some Supreme Court justices criticized legacy admissions. The post Harvard’s Admissions Is Challenged for Favoring Children of Alumni appeared first on New York Times.