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Colorado State investigates why Native American students on admissions tour were reported to police

Woman called police on two Native American brothers she believed were not really part of the group, but who were doing nothing wrong. To many, incident illustrates the hostility facing minority students in higher education, including admissions process.

Doctoral programs need to rethink their use of standardized tests (opinion)

Graduate programs, not just undergraduate colleges, need to think about whether they need standardized admissions tests and whether they are using them in appropriate ways, write Julie R. Posselt and Casey W. Miller.

How Lawrence University is pushing to meet students' full financial need

How Lawrence University, without a mega-endowment, is raising money to join a small group of institutions.

Colleges and high schools again debate the use of waiting lists in admissions

Should colleges have waiting lists with more names than make up a class of new students? Open letter to colleges calls practice cruel and says "insanity needs to stop."

Increases in college tuition drive down diversity at public colleges, study says

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New study examines impact of tuition increases. Nonselective institutions see the greatest decline in diversity.

Reports circulate of an even more difficult year to be admitted to leading California publics

Counselors report being stunned by the decisions coming out of some University of California and Cal State campuses. Could out-of-state institutions see a better than normal yield of Californians?

College counselor raises dilemma of student who wants to rely on Latin American identity

College counselor finds herself doubting an applicant whose wealthy parents see his Latin American grandmother (whom he hasn't met) as a route to being admitted to a top college.

SNHU, other donors guaranteeing education for 1,000 Dreamers

Southern New Hampshire University and several donors want to guarantee an education for 1,000 DACA students.

Admissions officers take a stand to back high school students engaged in anti-gun protests

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Some school districts have threatened to suspend students who join protests for tougher gun laws. Admissions leaders at MIT and elsewhere tell applicants such suspensions won't be held against them.

A year later the Trump administration's travel restrictions -- opposed by many in higher ed -- are having an impact

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Visa data suggest decreases in the number of individuals from countries affected by the travel ban coming to the U.S. as students or for short-term business travel, a category that includes travel related to academic conferences.

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