While some universities — most liberal arts colleges — across the country have done so since the 1950s, the University of Chicago is the first top-10 research university in the United States to adopt a test-optional admissions policy, according to the Washington Post.
A practicing social worker in New Jersey, Patrick graduated with his cohort in 2016 but had since been on leave while he was finishing his dissertation.
The panel discussed a number of challenges facing the media, including echo-chambers and the loss of credibility.
On May 14, members of the Class of 2018 celebrated their Commencement at Franklin Field. This year's Commencement featured NBC News anchor Andrea Mitchell.