Deacon Charles N. de Gravelles Episcopal minister for Angola Prison Chapel
Ordained June 10, 1995, Charles de Gravelles was appointed Archdeacon in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. A long-time prison minister, he is the Associate Chaplain at the Episcopal School of Baton Rouge and serves as deacon at Trinity Church, Baton Rouge. He and his wife, Angela, have three children. Deacon de Gravelles co-edits the New Orleans Poetry Journal Press and plays bass in the rock band Shadrach and the Tongues of Fire.
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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