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What happens when colleges drop need-blind admissions

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Some maintain that they can drop the policy and preserve access, but those who have gone need blind have seen gains in student diversity.

Liberty U's Falwell takes Cleveland stage in support of Trump

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On the eve of his prime-time speech at the GOP convention, Liberty U president discusses political advocacy in higher education and how Donald Trump is seeking to encourage more of it.

Business offices changing in many ways

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Different strategies take stage at the National Association of College and University Business Officers' annual meeting.

Saudi student numbers fall at many campuses

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Colleges have come to count on tuition from large numbers of Saudi Arabian students. After years of rapid growth, enrollments are declining on many campuses, in some cases precipitously.

Margaret Spellings backs tuition experiment, accountability measures at UNC

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In a wide-ranging discussion, the new UNC system president said accountability measures can stop micromanagement.

Poll finds public opposition to considering race and ethnicity in college admissions

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Supreme Court decision, praised by college leaders, is opposed by nearly two-thirds of adult Americans. Support is higher for considering athletic ability or alumni child status than race in admissions.

Clinton proposes tuition-free public higher education for families with incomes up to $125,000

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In bid to snag her Democratic opponent's supporters, presumptive nominee adapts previous college plan by embracing free public college tuition for those with incomes up to $125,000.

Dartmouth professors test new way of measuring student interest in diversity

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Two professors seek new way to measure what students want. Initial results suggest that some minority groups may be more highly valued than others, such as Asians.

Haverford College shifts from need-blind to need-aware admissions

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College says it will admit a small share of its applicant pool based in part on ability to pay.

Supreme Court upholds consideration of race in admissions

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Surprise ruling comes in much-litigated dispute over policies at University of Texas at Austin. Higher ed leaders see formula they can embrace for continuing their current policies.

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