Kathleen Gasparian Immigration Attorney, David Ware & Associates
Ms. Gasparian earned her law degree in 2002 from Loyola University New Orleans. While attending Loyola University’s evening program, Ms. Gasparian began her career in immigration by working in the Loyola University Department of International Student Affairs. Upon completion of her degree, she served in the Attorney General’s Honors Program as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Executive Office of Immigration Review. She has authored and co-authored several articles on various aspects of immigration law and frequently presents on a variety of immigration issues. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and is a past chair of the AILA Mid-South Chapter. She currently serves on the AILA national liaison committee to the Executive Office of Immigration Review.
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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