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Democratic lawmakers join chorus of critics on higher education as engine of inequality

Scandal and data are fueling a growing belief that higher education is rigged for the wealthy, and are motivating Democratic allies to consider a harsher stance with the industry.

Wake Forest professors demand that university do more about photographs of admissions leaders

Arts and sciences faculty vote overwhelmingly to condemn university's response to discovery that two admissions leaders -- while students in the 1980s -- posed in front of Confederate flags.

Admissions scandal focuses attention on legal donations by parents of applicants

Admissions scandal focuses attention on donations from parents of applicants. Should Congress do something about such philanthropy?

Homeland Security creates fake university to lure undocumented immigrants seeking to stay in U.S.

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Federal agents created a fake university, even enlisting help from an accreditor, to lure undocumented immigrants who were trying to stay in the U.S.

In Harvard trial, clashing visions of a future in which colleges wouldn't consider race

Focus in trial was question of what would happen if Harvard (and by extension, other colleges) stopped considering race.

New report grades states, public universities on black student enrollment, representation

New report from the University of Southern California’s Race and Equity Center grades public institutions across the country.

'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.

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.

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.

Departure of Justice Kennedy could erase Supreme Court majority backing consideration of race in admissions

He wrote key decisions on affirmative action and other topics that matter to colleges. Kennedy's departure could erase the Supreme Court majority backing the right of colleges to consider race in admissions.

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