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Dartmouth professors test new way of measuring student interest in diversity

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Two professors seek new way to measure what students want. Initial results suggest that some minority groups may be more highly valued than others, such as Asians.

Haverford College shifts from need-blind to need-aware admissions

College says it will admit a small share of its applicant pool based in part on ability to pay.

Supreme Court upholds consideration of race in admissions

Surprise ruling comes in much-litigated dispute over policies at University of Texas at Austin. Higher ed leaders see formula they can embrace for continuing their current policies.

ETS plans to encourage graduate departments to de-emphasize GRE

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ETS plans to discourage graduate departments from relying in excess on test scores in deciding whom to admit.

Proposed HBCU tuition cuts draw criticism in North Carolina

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Republican lawmakers back bill that would substantially cut tuition and revenue, and seek more student diversity, at five system campuses, four of which are minority-serving institutions.

Discount rates rise yet again at private colleges and universities

Private colleges and universities are trying new strategies after discount rates rose to unseen levels yet again.

University of Maine draws more out-of-state students to Orono with tuition matching

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U of Maine used tuition-matching campaign to force its way into conversation with other Northeastern flagships. Move boosted freshman commitments, but none of the targeted campuses are admitting to losing applicants.

Sweet Briar falls short of initial enrollment target, but leaders remain optimistic

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The nearly shuttered college did not hit its May 1 goal for admissions, but leaders hope to snag more students during the summer melt period in the rebuilding effort.

Why colleges’ brands look so similar

To sell themselves, colleges try to stand out. But often, their marketing efforts look practically identical.

New book, based on interviews with law deans and admissions officers, details impact of rankings

Two sociologists interviewed law deans and admissions officers about impact of U.S. News rankings on legal education -- and their new book says impact is significant and generally negative.

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