The Week in Admissions News

Another admission of guilt; community college recruitment; students with disabilities; struggles with online education; financial aid offers.

August 30, 2021
 
  • Marci Palatella will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud in the latest development of the admissions scandal, the Justice Department announced.
  • Community colleges are employing various strategies to attract students this fall and recover from enrollment losses related to the pandemic.
  • A bill supported by Democrats and Republicans would eliminate the costs and burdens that students with disabilities face in accessing college accommodations.
  • New report finds most first-year students struggled to learn when the pandemic moved classes online -- in part because of limited access to technology and resources.
  • Financial aid offers could be better designed to be clearer and more accessible to students, according to a recent report from the American Talent Initiative, a coalition of four-year colleges and universities, Ithaka S+R, and the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, which are focused on enrolling low-income students.

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