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Study suggests Texas's tuition policies suppressed Hispanic enrollment at research universities

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A new study suggests that giving public research university boards in Texas the power to set tuition helped raise prices and suppress Hispanic enrollment.

'New York Times' introduces new index of colleges' commitment to low-income students

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The New York Times names the most "economically diverse" top colleges (hours before a certain other ranking is released), but methodology excludes all but a few public institutions.

For the University of Maryland University College, survival is a war on multiple fronts

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The University of Maryland University College needs to change to stay alive. But so far the university can only agree on what it doesn’t want to change into.

Goucher will create new option for admissions: a two-minute video

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Goucher College creates a new option in which applicants will be evaluated on the basis of a two-minute video.

Mount Holyoke will now accept applications from transgender women

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Mount Holyoke College adopts formal policy to admit students who are female or who identify as women.

Duke U. adds voluntary admissions question on sexual orientation and gender identity

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University adds optional application essay on sexual orientation and gender identity.

White House gathers experts to boost college counseling

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With less fanfare, the White House once again convenes a conference on getting more low-income students into college. The focus this time is college counseling. 

2 Christian colleges win Title IX exemptions that give them the right to expel transgender students

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Many were surprised when a Christian college won exemption from Title IX so it could bar a transgender student from housing. Two more Christian colleges have now received exemptions -- giving them the right to subject transgender students to expulsion.

Appeals court upholds U. of Texas affirmative action policy

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Appeals court backs U. of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in admissions, but appeal is likely headed back to Supreme Court.

Scholar explores how graduate admissions committees view measures of merit and diversity

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Scholar goes behind scenes to observe professors decide whom to admit to top Ph.D. programs. She finds that GRE and grades dominate first winnowing, while diversity comes into play later.

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