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Stanford Revokes MBA of Insider Trading Figure

Stanford University has revoked the M.B.A. of Mathew Martoma, who was recently convicted of insider trading, but that's not why he lost the degree, The Wall Street Journal reported. During his trial, it was revealed that Martoma was kicked out of law school at Harvard University for falsifying transcript grades, and Martoma didn't report this to Stanford when he was applying there. Stanford applicants sign a statement saying that offers of admission can be revoked for certain actions, such as "a serious lack of judgment or integrity” prior to enrolling. As a result, Stanford has now revoked his offer of admission, which has the impact of making his degree invalid.

 

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College Board unveils new SAT, with major overhaul for writing exam

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College Board unveils redesigned writing test (in which evidence will be relevant) and makes it optional. Other reforms will end penalty for incorrect answers and the focus on "SAT words" people never use. Khan Academy will provide free test prep. Will changes shift debate on admissions testing? UPDATE: Early reactions.

Austin College partnerships give liberal arts students leg up in grad school

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Austin College partners with graduate schools to show liberal arts grads have clear paths to success. Undergraduates will get perks including internships, early decision admission and dual degree credit.

Universities unveil programs targeting specific segments of the M.B.A. student market

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As the pool of M.B.A. students grows, universities unveil tailored programs to capture different segments of the market.

Common Application, following difficult year, announces departure of executive director

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After a difficult year with technology glitches, board decides that it's time for a new executive director. Outgoing leader of group says he is being treated as a scapegoat.

Criticism of St. Joseph's Plan to Deal With Deficit

Some students and faculty members at St. Joseph's University, in Pennsylvania, are concerned about plans to deal with a deficit by increasing enrollment, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. The university is facing an $8.7 million budget shortfall. Administrators have already imposed budget cuts throughout the campus, and argue that they can deal with some of the remaining financial challenges by increasing this fall's freshman class from 1,275 to 1,500. Critics say such an increase will lead to larger class sizes and/or lower admissions standards.

 

Another Women's College Considers Admitting Men

Chatham University, in Pennsylvania, may soon admit men to the undergraduate program for the first time, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. Like many women's colleges, Chatham has coeducational graduate programs, but has kept its original undergraduate program for women. University officials said that they are studying the coed option out of concerns about having enough undergraduates in an era in which most female college applicants don't want a women's college. Chatham currently enrolls 588 undergraduates, down from 675 in 2008.

 

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Book argues for Christian higher education to play role in educating adult students

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Author discusses new book arguing that Christian adults should consider Christian colleges and that those institutions should embrace the nontraditional market.

California private colleges worry about cuts to state-funded Cal Grant

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As the budget forecast turns sunnier for California's public institutions, the privates worry about cuts to a state scholarship program on which their students rely.

MIT Is Latest College With Admissions Email Snafu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is apologizing to applicant who received an email that was supposed to be about financial aid but that incorrectly said “You are on this list because you are admitted to MIT!" The Boston Globe reported. For many (it is unclear how many) that line wasn't supposed to be there as their admissions status remained undetermined. MIT has apologized for the error, which was the result of merging two email lists.

 

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