The Week in Admissions News

Protest at Brown; med school applications; new Chicago effort; role of smartphones.

December 10, 2018
  • Black students at Brown demand that the university increase their numbers.
  • Women are a majority of applicants to medical school.
  • The City of Chicago has announced a new program in which students who receive scholarships from the city to cover the costs of associate degrees will earn those degrees in an academy set up at DePaul University.
  • An academic prompts debate after commenting on low-income students’ need for smartphones and how lack of access to the devices can hurt college performance.


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