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College groups urge Supreme Court to allow colleges to continue to consider race in admissions

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Dozens of higher education groups urge Supreme Court to continue to allow colleges to consider race in admissions. Arguments focus on institutional autonomy.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology to launch half MOOC, half in-person master's degree program

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology will explore stackable credentials and massive open online courses as an alternative path to earning a master's degree.

Admissions leaders debate coalition's plan to offer new application and portfolios for high school students

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Admissions leaders are divided about effort by leading colleges to offer new application and create platform for high school students to prepare for higher education and document their work.

80 colleges and universities announce plan for new application and new approach to preparing high school students

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As 80 colleges unite to create new application and portfolio platform for high school students, a look at who is in and who is not (for now), how colleges plan to use the service, and how Common Application is responding.

OCR clears Princeton of anti-Asian discrimination in admissions

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In decision that relies on U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding affirmative action, federal civil rights office finds Princeton did not discriminate.

Will a China Slowdown Stall Growth in International Students?

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U.S. universities are increasingly dependent on growing enrollments of students from China. Will the growth continue amid an economic slowdown?

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.

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