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Fox News Channel featured Lafayette on its national “Fox Report Saturday” telecast 7-8 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

A story about the new Scholastic Aptitude Test said, “This is Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. It’s listed in Barron’s as one of the toughest schools to get into in the whole country.”

The story featured interviews with Carol Rowlands ’81, director of admissions, and Chuck Bachman, senior associate director of admissions, about the new SAT, which was administered for the first time Saturday.

Fox News producer Ellen Fleysher said she selected Lafayette for the story because she was looking for an “undergraduate, private, coed institution with a reputation for academic excellence.”

Fleysher and crew visited campus last Thursday to interview Rowlands about the admissions process and Rowlands’ views on the likely impact of the new SAT on Lafayette and to speak with Bachman, who is president-elect of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling, for additional insight into colleges’ and students’ perspectives on the new test.

The SAT is “just one of a lot of factors we’re going to consider” in the admissions process, said Rowlands in the story. “Most important will always be what a student is doing throughout the four years of high school. But the SAT can help put that academic information in context.”

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