Should colleges only embrace and seek out the leaders?
Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
Colleges across the nation — including top ones like Harvard and Yale — are always searching for natural leaders, according to a recent article in The Atlantic. But this might hinder the diversity among college students as those who are “a ‘natural follower,’ a ‘natural team player,’ a ‘natural lone wolf,’ ” aren’t being respected by all in American culture, wrote Tara Isabella Burton for The Atlantic.
"College admissions has come a long way in recognizing how candidates from different backgrounds and different levels of opportunity might present themselves differently,” Burton wrote.“But so too it’s worth looking at the context of the personal qualities admissions officers value. Do we need a graduating class full of leaders? Or should schools actively seek out diversity in interpersonal approaches — as they do in everything else?