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VP Madeleine Eagon Quoted in Indianapolis Star

August 23, 2004

August 23, 2004, Greencastle, Ind. - A story in today's Indianapolis Star on National Merit Scholars includes a quote from a DePauw University vice president. The Star's Barb Berggoetz writes, "Some university officials say the program, based primarily on test scores, can unfairly weed out poor or minority students who are more likely to score lower on standardized tests. Better guides of how students will do in college are high school grades and the difficulty of their courses, said several officials. 'I've seen lots of examples of National Merit Finalists with 2.8 or 3.0 GPAs, and we're not interested in them,' said Madeleine Eagon, DePauw University's vice president of admission and financial aid."

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