Bethany Nichols's research on social class and inequality in college admissions featured in The Economist.
America tries to figure out a fairer way to select students
Sidelining standardised tests won’t make college admissions fairer
"Extra-curricular activities are probably no fairer. Disadvantaged students have less access to them. And a study at Stanford that presented evaluators with fictional student profiles found that elite alumni, who often serve as interviewers and sit on review boards, preferred upper-class activities over lower-class ones requiring similar skills. Evaluators favoured the cello over the banjo, sailing over soccer, and foreign-film club over the video-games club."