Appearances & Mentions


Articles / Policy Papers / Curricula


Hack the Gates! How we Radically Reimagine College Admissions

July 30, 2020

By Marie Bigham, OiYan A. Poon, and Douglas H. Lee, Spark: Elevating Scholarship on Social Issues

https://medium.com/national-center-for-institutional-diversity/hack-the-gates-how-we-radically-reimagine-college-admissions-6ec1ab128cdb



It’s Time to Hack the Gates in College Admissions Systems

Sept. 11, 2019

By Dr. OiYan Poon and Marie Bigham, Diverse Issues in Higher Ed

https://diverseeducation.com/article/154667/



Selma Learning Companion

November 2020

https://www.selma101.org/



When They See Us Learning Companion

May 2020

https://www.array101.org/



News Stories


Do Top Colleges Favor Applicants Who Are Extremely Wealthy?

March 22, 2021

By Scott Jasick, Inside Higher Ed

https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2021/03/22/do-top-colleges-favor-applicants-who-are-extremely-wealthy?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=9cd18c1df1-AdmissionsInsider_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-9cd18c1df1-198632589&mc_cid=9cd18c1df1&mc_eid=adb760ef03



If You Could Reform Admissions

March 8, 2021

By Scott Jasick, Inside Higher Education

https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2021/03/08/nacac-creates-commission-look-admissions-process-focus-race?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=b146a8355a-AdmissionsInsider_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-b146a8355a-198632589&mc_cid=b146a8355a&mc_eid=adb760ef03



The Edge: 4 Ideas to Improve Higher Ed and How Last Year Changed Them

March 3, 2021

By Goldie Blumenstyk, Chronicle of Higher Education

https://www.chronicle.com/newsletter/the-edge/2021-03-03



The End of Deadlines

March 1, 2021

By Scott Jasick, Inside Higher Education

https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2021/03/01/pandemic-brings-end-deadlines-admissions?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=c658f9ae03-AdmissionsInsider_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-c658f9ae03-198632589&mc_cid=c658f9ae03&mc_eid=adb760ef03



Reinventing Admissions to Enhance Racial and Ethnic Equity? That’s the Big Idea

Nov. 9, 2020

By Eric Hoover, Chronicle of Higher Education

https://www.chronicle.com/article/reinventing-admissions-to-enhance-racial-and-ethnic-equity-thats-the-big-idea



Confronting Racism in Admissions

Oct. 25, 2020

By Elizabeth Redden, Inside Higher Education

https://www.insidehighered.com/admissions/article/2020/10/26/will-conversation-turn-action-when-it-comes-issues-racial-equity



SAT Scores? Out. Pandemic Essays? In. How To Apply For College In 2020

Oct. 6, 2020

By Jill Replogle, LAIst/KPCC

https://laist.com/2020/10/06/SAT_college_pandemic_test_scores_application.php



For students opting out of college this fall, it is a dream deferred

Sep 1, 2020

By Jason Gonzales, Chalkbeat

https://co.chalkbeat.org/2020/9/1/21417281/students-opting-out-of-college-coronavirus-fall-dream-deferred



Colleges That Allow Self-Reported Test Scores

Sept. 1, 2020

By Adam Ingersoll, Compass Education Group

https://www.compassprep.com/self-reporting-test-scores/



College and the Black Lives Matter Movement: How to Find a School That Values Diversity and Antiracist Policies

Aug 25, 2020

By Mallika Mitra, Money Magazine

https://money.com/colleges-support-diversity-black-on-campus/



What Should College-Admissions Reform Look Like? Researchers Share New Ideas

Aug. 4, 2020

By Eric Hoover, Chronicle of Higher Education

https://www.chronicle.com/article/what-should-college-admissions-reform-look-like-researchers-share-new-ideas



Racist Social Media Posts From Students Are Forcing Colleges to Respond

July 6, 2020

By Zach Schermele, Teen Vogue

https://www.teenvogue.com/story/racist-social-media-posts-college-students



Global Game Changers: Bringing About Change, One Student at a Time

June 30, 2020

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/community/whats-new/global-game-changers-marie-bigham-accept/



As Racist Posts Circulate, Some Colleges Rescind Admission Offers. Others Say Their Hands Are Tied.

June 4, 2020

By Sarah Brown, Chronicle of Higher Education

https://www.chronicle.com/article/as-racist-posts-circulate-some-colleges-rescind-admission-offers-others-say-their-hands-are-tied



Decision Day Still Looming as Viral Outbreak Delays College Admissions Process

May 14, 2020

By Hugh T. Ferguson, NASFAA

https://www.nasfaa.org/news-item/21922/Decision_Day_Still_Looming_as_Viral_Outbreak_Delays_College_Admissions_Process



As Students Put Off College, Anxious Universities Tap Wait Lists

May 1, 2020

By Anemona Hartocollis and Dan Levin, New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/us/coronavirus-college-enrollment.html



Students face tough choices about college as May 1 decision deadline looms

April 24, 2020

By Annie Grayer, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/24/health/college-decision-deadline-student-wellness/index.html



Colleges extend decision deadline due to coronavirus as new students reconsider

March 29, 2020

By Jessica Dickler, CNBC

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/27/colleges-extend-decision-deadline-amid-coronavirus.html



How the coronavirus has upended college admissions

March 24, 2020

By Charlotte West, PBS Newshour

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/how-the-coronavirus-has-upended-college-admissions



More than 200 colleges delay deposit deadlines as families face unprecedented economic uncertainty

March 22, 2020

By Katie Lobosco, CNN

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/22/politics/college-shutdown-campus-tours-coronavirus/index.html



Graduation, Financial Aid, Admissions — For This Year's College-Bound, The Future Is In Turmoil

March 22, 2020

By Elissa Nadworny, NPR News

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/22/818722786/graduation-financial-aid-admissions-for-this-years-college-bound-the-future-is-i



Podcasts


Episode 91: Creating Change Through Membership: Marie Bigham
June 28, 2022
The Joy of Membership Podcast
https://joyofmembership.buzzsprout.com/1263716/10831877-creating-change-through-membership-marie-bigham


72: Revolutionizing Equitable College Admissions w/ ACCEPT Group (Marie Bigham)

June 6, 2020

Human Restoration Project Podcast

https://www.humanrestorationproject.org/human-restoration-project-podcast/2020/6/6/72-revolutionizing-equitable-college-admissions-w-accept-group-marie-bigham



Episode 4: Marie Bigham of ACCEPT

Sept. 12, 2019

ALP: The Admissions Leadership Podcast

https://alp.buzzsprout.com/522202/1694410-marie-bigham



Episode 36: Marie Bigham of ACCEPT

Aug. 13, 2019

Crush Podcast

https://www.crushpodcast.com/marie-bigham/



Episode 206: 30 Ways to Center Equity And Justice Today w/ Marie Bigham

Feb 11, 2019

https://collegeessayguy.libsyn.com/206-30-ways-to-center-equity-and-justice-today-w-marie-bigham



Presentations


The Future of Race-Conscious Admissions: Researchers and Lawyers Consider Implications of Pending Litigation

Nov 21, 2020

Presidential Session ASHE



The Test and the Art of Thinking

Nov. 14, 2020

Film screening panelist

https://gathr.us/screening/31689



Telling Our Stories: Media & Admissions Pros

Oct. 8, 2020

Webinar, ACCEPT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r68TGP4eC7Y



A Chat About Social Media

Sept. 24, 2020

Featured Panel, NACAC Conference

https://www.nacacconference.org/education/a-chat-about-social-media/marie-bigham/



College Admissions Process Post-Pandemic

Sept. 16, 2020

Webinar, STEM Ecosystems

https://stemecosystems.org/webinars/



Equitable Post-Testing Admissions

Aug. 26, 2020

Facilitator, College Greenlight



Featured Panel, 2020 NACAC Transitioning to Test Optional Admission Symposium

Aug. 21, 2020

https://www.playbacknacac.com/nacac2002-live



Hack the Gates: The Final Webinar

Aug. 4, 2020

Webinar, Hack the Gates



Webinar, International ACAC

July 14



Is Test-Optional Admissions Enough?

June 23, 2020

Webinar, Hack the Gates



Let’s Talk About Race

June 23, 2020

Webinar, PACAC



Let’s Talk about Race

June 17, 2020

Webinar, Clambake



Learn About ACCEPT

April 27, 2020

Webinar, TACAC



Activism in College Counseling

Jan. 11, 2020

Featured Speaker, Reach Higher Counselor Convening



College Admissions Panel

Oct. 18, 2019

Nueva School Innovative Learning Conference




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