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Drexel U. charts a new course for itself

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The ambitious private university is charting a new course than curbs some its efforts to expand outside of Philadelphia. 

UMass will not admit Iranian students to certain science and engineering programs

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New policy at UMass barring Iranians from some science and engineering programs raises concerns and questions about universities responsibilities' under U.S. sanctions.

New York's governor wants to pay for prisoners' college education

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New York's governor hopes a college education can help cut prison costs. Critics think the money is going to the wrong people.

Colleges move to digital transcripts managed by outside firms

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Use of e-transcripts catches on, opening the door to new uses for the student record.

White House officials discuss low-income recruitment with university presidents

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Administration officials summoned university presidents to discuss a possible effort to get more low-income, academically talented students to apply to the nation’s best institutions.  

White definitions of merit and admissions change when they think about Asian Americans, study finds

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Study finds that when white people are told of the success of Asian applicants, their commitment to basing admissions on grades and test scores drops.

Study suggests good Advanced Placement scores and personality traits predict college success

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New study suggests that success on Advanced Placement tests and certain personality traits may add significantly to colleges' ability to predict the academic success of applicants in STEM fields.

NACUBO study of discount rates finds another increase and a drop in enrollment

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NACUBO's survey of discount rates finds another increase, but a surprising enrollment drop at many private institutions could be a threat to balanced budgets.

Audit scrutinizes retroactive Duquesne U. degree

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Audit of a Tennessee community college raises questions about a Pennsylvania private college's decision to retroactively award a degree.

Syracuse U. curbs work with program to help urban youth attend college

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Under a chancellor who says he cares more about rankings than did his predecessor, Syracuse U. scales back involvement with well-regarded program for recruiting low-income and minority students -- and those students take note.

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