Bradley Martin The Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University
A veteran foreign correspondent and journalism educator, Bradley Martin has been named Manship Chair in Journalism.
Martin previously had a one-year stint as the Scripps Howard Visiting Professional at Ohio University in Athens , Ohio .
His earlier teaching and research positions include Fulbright fellowships in Japan and Korea , and a Stanford professional journalism fellowship.
A Princeton University graduate in history, Martin also studied law at Emory University and served as a Peace Corps volunteer, teaching at Thailand ’s National Institute of Development Administration. He began his news career on The Charlotte Observer. After working as a national transportation reporter for The Baltimore Sun, he was posted to Japan in 1977.
He served as Asia bureau chief and editor of Newsweek, The Asian Wall Street Journal, Asia Times and Asian Financial Intelligence.
What standards should be used for college admissions?
This fall, LSU instituted a “holistic admissions” process for incoming students which relies more on essays and recommendations than on College Board test scores and grade point averages. Proponents of the move say it’s a better way to identify strong students while opening up opportunities for families not financially able to afford prep classes for standardized exams. Opponents say the move will increase student attrition and could endanger LSU’s flagship status. Examine the new standards from several different perspectives.
Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “An Eye on Admissions” Wednesday, November 21 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE.
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