Merit featured in Forbes: Student recognition creates a powerful feedback loop

“When it comes to winning media attention, most of the 6,900 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. must feel as if they’re operating in the hush-hush shadows of Area 51. Sports teams languish in obscurity if they don’t make it into elite events such as March Madness basketball. Anxious parents shrink high-schoolers’ choices to “Yale or jail.” Less-known colleges struggle to earn shout-outs for their students.”

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