Admissions

Data on impact of black doctors may raise implications for affirmative action debate

If having more black doctors could save lives, does that change the nature of the debate over the role of race in admissions?

'U.S. News' says it has shifted rankings to focus on social mobility, but has it?

Methodology is adjusted, but you wouldn't know from those at the top of the lists. Critics say institutions that serve low-income students continue to be devalued.

Eight more colleges identified as submitting incorrect data for 'U.S. News' rankings

U.S. News will consider them unranked for the rest of this rankings year, but that punishment will last only a few weeks. Some colleges say U.S. News is to blame.

Women's colleges see boost in yield in wake of 2016 election

Since 2016, top women's colleges have been seeing significant gains as more young women embrace Me Too and resistance to Republican politics.

Education Department once investigated Harvard's preferences for alumni children and athletes, and found them legal

This isn't the first time the university has faced scrutiny over policies that favor white over Asian American students. Comments in the 1980s by admissions officers on alumni children, athletes and Asian Americans may be relevant today.

 

New Harvard briefs defend its consideration of race in admissions

New briefs from university provide an inside look at terms like "standard strong" and examples of Asian applicants whose ethnicity was viewed favorably and dispute statistical analysis provided by those claiming anti-Asian bias.

Indictment charges that a coach was bribed to get an applicant into Penn

A look at what the federal government has alleged and why the indictment raises questions about the extreme advantage athletes receive in getting in to academically elite colleges.

Will Trump administration's actions change the way colleges seek diversity in classes?

Most experts don't expect admissions efforts to diminish, but many say outcome of a key court case could have a big impact.

Antioch College survived furloughs and salary cuts, but worries remain

Concerns rise over enrollment and finances at the storied small liberal arts college in Ohio.

Trump administration rescinds Obama guidance on race and admissions

Education and Justice Departments withdraw seven documents from Obama administration on race and admissions. DeVos urges educators to use Supreme Court decisions as a guide.

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