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2 Christian colleges win Title IX exemptions that give them the right to expel transgender students

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Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.

Appeals court upholds U. of Texas affirmative action policy

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Appeals court backs U. of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions, but appeal is likely headed back to Supreme Court.

Scholar explores how graduate admissions committees view measures of merit and diversity

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Scholar goes behind scenes to observe professors decide whom to admit to top Ph.D. programs. She finds that GRE and grades dominate first winnowing, while diversity comes into play later.

Boston institutions try to grab attention with provocative marketing efforts

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Two Boston institutions have launched unusual marketing campaigns in an attempt to draw notice in a crowded market.

 

Dispute over company that works with colleges on graduate and professional school applications

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A company that helps leading graduate and professional schools handle applications has owed millions and misled its clients about why they're not getting their money, lawsuit alleges.

As prices rise, colleges are offering students steeper discounts, again

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Private college discount rates continue to rise, and some worry about the long-term impact.

Contract reveals Arizona State U.-Starbucks partnership details

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Arizona State University's accord with the coffee giant reveals the university is banking on the partnership being a success.

New book discusses diversity strategies that don't consider race

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In new book and discussion, researchers and advocates envision strategies for fostering campus diversity in a world in which race-conscious remedies are prohibited.

What would it really take to be in the 'U.S. News' Top 20?

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What would it really take to be in the U.S. News top 20? ​And can anyone really change in the 'beauty pageant' of the reputational survey?

New details on antitrust suit against Common Application

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Lawsuit accuses Common Application of violating antitrust law by pressuring colleges into adopting certain policies. Admissions experts are split on whether the charge has validity.

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