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New research questions assumptions of defenders of affirmative action

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New studies question assumptions of those who defend the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions.

Pennsylvania court says juvenile authorities can report actions to colleges

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Court ruling raises question of whether judicial authorities should let colleges know about their applicants' (sealed) records of misconduct.

Long Island University overspending on financial aid reflects affordability concern

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Long Island U. is latest college to face budget problems after overspending on financial aid, a reflection of how the affordability crisis is squeezing institutions.

International students recruited by agents less prepared for college

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New research suggests that students recruited through agents are likely to be less well-prepared for college.

Sallie Mae survey highlights a changing marketplace for students

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Recently released Sallie Mae survey shows decreased willingness to pay for some forms of higher education, but the news might not be as bad for all institutions as it seems.

Emory misreported admissions data for more than a decade

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Emory investigation finds that staff and administrators intentionally misreported admissions data for at least 10 years and that individuals with knowledge of the data fraud did not speak up.

College groups flood Supreme Court with briefs defending affirmative action

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Scholars, colleges and higher ed associations file dozens of briefs with U.S. Supreme Court, hoping to preserve the right to consider race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.

Evaluation of foreign students' credentials may be getting short shrift

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In international education, has emphasis on recruiting overshadowed old-fashioned credential evaluation?

Duncan urges more students to apply to more colleges

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Citing a statistic from the FAFSA, the Education Secretary has encouraged more students to apply to more colleges. But most already apply to more than one -- and there's no evidence it will affect college-going rates.

Education Department focuses on state role in cost increases in annual lists

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Education Department releases its second annual compilation of most expensive colleges by sticker and net price, but this year, officials focus on the role state budget cuts have played in recent increases.

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