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Three professors sue UT Austin over the right to ban guns from their classrooms

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With lawsuit seeking the right to keep guns out of their classrooms, three UT Austin professors try to reshape the debate over campus carry.

80 colleges and universities announce plan for new application and new approach to preparing high school students

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As 80 colleges unite to create new application and portfolio platform for high school students, a look at who is in and who is not (for now), how colleges plan to use the service, and how Common Application is responding.

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.

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