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Supreme Court finds that Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges from considering the use of race in admissions.

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July 11, 2013
Everyone seems to have a theory as to why humanities majors are disappearing. One doctoral student thinks the trend is due to women's widening career paths. His notion is gaining traction.
July 8, 2013
Law school at Washington University St. Louis offered "exploding" scholarships to top applicants. As applications decline, law schools are under greater pressure than ever to keep the credentials of incoming classes high.
June 26, 2013
UT-Austin's president and admissions director discuss the Supreme Court's decision in Fisher v. the University of Texas and its impact on the university.
June 25, 2013
New federal designation for institutions that serve Asian-American and Pacific Islander students could significantly aid low-income students in those groups, a study finds --- but funding for those colleges lags.
June 24, 2013
Supreme Court orders new appeals court consideration of the right of U. of Texas to consider race in admissions. Ruling requires "strict scrutiny" for such policies, but doesn't offer the sort of definitive guidance on affirmative action that many expected.
June 13, 2013
Admissions association panel seeks to lift ban on agents paid on commission in international student recruiting -- while maintaining that the "best practice" is not to use them at all.
June 12, 2013
In its first year, a much-touted "shopping sheet" to help new college students and their families appears to be having minimal impact.
June 10, 2013
Devorah Lieberman wants pundits to stop ignoring the evidence that college helps people economically, even in economic downturns.
May 29, 2013
Jason Richwine quit Heritage Foundation amid controversy over his Harvard dissertation on race and IQ. Critics are now raising questions about work by a Michigan State physicist and vice president.
May 28, 2013
Northwestern admissions leader created fake fields on internal database to classify those upset about some rejections. The humor didn't go over well with the parent of one rejected applicant.

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