This article poses the question, "Why do hiring committees appear to favour graduates from big-league universities?" It's the "wow factor", writes Christine Daigle, and it should be ignored. "The argument has been made for a very long time that CVs should be anonymized for hiring in order to contravene bias, implicit or not, when assessing CVs," she argues. "I think we should do the same for university credentials." I think that's a good idea, but I can't imagine that the big universities' marketing departments would be in favour of it for a minute. The "wow factor" is, after all, exactly what they are selling.
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