A Pennsylvania state senator hopes to stop legacy admissions at state universities. Democrat Anthony Williams of Philadelphia says he plans to introduce legislation this fall that would ensure students are admitted only based on merit at both public and private schools in Pennsylvania. In a memo announcing his intent to file the bill, Williams remarked that legacy admissions are obvious advantages for a student whose family has historically gone to the same school. Penn State University has in the past considered alumni status, but officials say not for general admission to its 24 campuses. State records show the school’s main University Park campus has an acceptance rate of 55-percent.