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UMBC students protest over sexual assault, university response

Students flood Maryland-Baltimore County administration building to demand new policies around campus sexual assault.

Data on impact of black doctors may raise implications for affirmative action debate

If having more black doctors could save lives, does that change the nature of the debate over the role of race in admissions?

'U.S. News' says it has shifted rankings to focus on social mobility, but has it?

Methodology is adjusted, but you wouldn't know from those at the top of the lists. Critics say institutions that serve low-income students continue to be devalued.

Eight more colleges identified as submitting incorrect data for 'U.S. News' rankings

U.S. News will consider them unranked for the rest of this rankings year, but that punishment will last only a few weeks. Some colleges say U.S. News is to blame.

Florida State launches 'resilience' project to teach students about effects of early trauma

Florida State administrators launch campaign for all 6,000 new students, designed to teach them how to cope with both everyday stressors and early trauma, which is shown to lead to greater health problems.

NYU scholarships cover medical school tuition as doctors' debt continues to raise concern

Thanks to fund-raising prowess, NYU takes an ax to medical school tuition where others have used a scalpel. But medical school costs are clearly under the microscope.

Women's colleges see boost in yield in wake of 2016 election

Since 2016, top women's colleges have been seeing significant gains as more young women embrace Me Too and resistance to Republican politics.

Education Department once investigated Harvard's preferences for alumni children and athletes, and found them legal

This isn't the first time the university has faced scrutiny over policies that favor white over Asian American students. Comments in the 1980s by admissions officers on alumni children, athletes and Asian Americans may be relevant today.

 

New Harvard briefs defend its consideration of race in admissions

New briefs from university provide an inside look at terms like "standard strong" and examples of Asian applicants whose ethnicity was viewed favorably and dispute statistical analysis provided by those claiming anti-Asian bias.

Indictment charges that a coach was bribed to get an applicant into Penn

A look at what the federal government has alleged and why the indictment raises questions about the extreme advantage athletes receive in getting in to academically elite colleges.

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