The Week in Admissions News

Cowboys as marketing theme; student loan game show; politics of free college; low-income students at selective colleges.

July 16, 2018
 
  • The University of Wyoming is sticking with a marketing campaign -- criticized by some -- with the tagline of "The World Needs More Cowboys."
  • TruTV's new game show Paid Off gives players a chance to pay off student loans, calls on Congress to find "a better solution than this game show."
  • A new report from the Century Foundation found that statewide free college programs received more political support during economic downturns, even when overall spending on higher education fell.
  • A study published by the American Enterprise Institute suggests that the proportion of low-income students at selective colleges is edging up, not decreasing, as some other recent studies have suggested.

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