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Education Department will stop giving colleges information about students’ choices

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Education Department will stop giving colleges information from federal form about students' college preferences, which critics said disadvantaged some students during the admissions and financial aid process.

Conference and new research takes a broader look at the college match challenge

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College-match discussion should be about typical students and colleges, experts say at conference, not just whether high-performing, low-income students get into elite colleges.

Women-only summer program hopes to replicate the Deep Springs experience for women

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While one of country's most competitive colleges remains closed to women, an alternative women-only summer program has popped up on the other side of the country.

States requiring colleges to note sexual assault responsibility on student transcripts

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Virginia and New York are first states to require colleges to note on transcripts whether a student was suspended or expelled over sexual assault allegations. But at some colleges, ignorance is not the only reason students found responsible for sexual misconduct are able to transfer so easily.

O'Malley's personal example on college debt confuses the experts

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Martin O'Malley introduces his plan for debt-free college by talking about how much he and his wife borrowed for their oldest two children. The total left student aid experts shaking their heads.

Is the admissions process broken for Chinese students?

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At conference on overseas admissions, discussions focus on whether widespread reports about application fraud are leaving those who are honest feeling they have to cheat.

Supreme Court will once again consider affirmative action in college admissions

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Justices will once again consider U of Texas admissions policy. Many experts see a majority of justices as dubious of the consideration of race and ethnicity.

Deal will save Sweet Briar College

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In a stunning reversal, board reaches agreement with alumnae who sued to keep the college open. Supporters of institution celebrate and begin dealing with challenges that led trustees to favor closure.

 

Chris Christie opposes free higher education, but supports increases for some student aid programs

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Governor, in education speech at Iowa State U, says some colleges are "drunk" on spending. But he also endorses more support for federal aid programs.

Elizabeth Warren outlines debt-free college plan, calls for more funding of higher ed, with strings attached

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Senator Elizabeth Warren, an influential progressive voice among Democrats, lays out her vision for accomplishing debt-free college. It will take a drastic overhaul of higher education policy, she says.

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