New details on antitrust suit against Common Application


Lawsuit accuses Common Application of violating antitrust law by pressuring colleges into adopting certain policies. Admissions experts are split on whether the charge has validity.

Amherst bans membership in underground fraternities

Thirty years after college eliminated official Greek life, and amid national debate over sexual assault, officials vow to shut down underground system.

Supreme Court upholds right of state voters to bar consideration of race in admissions

Supreme Court finds that Michigan voters had the right to bar public colleges from considering the use of race in admissions.

Admissions counselor was among those killed on bus to Humboldt State


An admissions officer was killed on the bus to Humboldt State -- guiding students he recruited from Los Angeles.

Common Application releases consultant report on technical problems


Consultant's report blames insufficient testing and a poor plan for frustrating problems experienced in the fall. Analysis also notes concerns about pricing policies that may have left colleges more vulnerable than they might have been.

A Vermont liberal arts college is expecting things will get bad


While dozens of liberal arts colleges are banking on plans to grow, a Vermont institution doesn't think that's realistic, and has developed a path to preserve itself by getting smaller.


New York governor looks for private money to educate prisoners after heat over public financing

A plan to pay for jail-based higher education with taxpayer dollars gets upended in New York. The governor is now looking for private money.

Middlebury backs away from attempt to control rising prices


Middlebury College gives itself a loophole in its plan linking tuition, room and board to inflation.


Electronic admission decisions cut response time, but also accuracy

As more colleges send emails telling rejected applicants they have been admitted, some admissions officers share what they learned from their mistakes.

Consortiums and collaboration abound in the small college sector

Excitement, existentialism fuel collaboration in online education among small, private liberal arts institutions. 


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