Quick Takes: Admission by Career Education, New NCAA Numbers, Donor Shield in Georgia, Booze Ban at Berkeley

May 10, 2005
  • Career Education Corp.,  a for-profit higher education company facing numerous accusations of wrongdoing, issued a statement Monday in which it summarized the results of its investigations of the allegations. The statement said that investigators found "wrongful conduct by individual employees of the company, but specifically found that the wrongful activity was not directed or orchestrated by the company's senior management."
  • Scores of Division I colleges submitted new data on the academic performance of their athletes, and as a result the number of teams that would face penalties if a new National Collegiate Athletic Association system for monitoring academic progress were in effect fell to 6 percent from 7 percent, the association reported Monday. The association had given its members an opportunity to resubmit any data on athletes' academic standing that they believed had been incorrect when the NCAA first released the academic reports in March.
  • Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday signed legislation that allows public colleges to keep private the identities of donors who do not want their gifts revealed. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported (free registration required) that college officials sought the exemption from open-records laws, saying that they needed it to assure some would-be donors of their privacy. Press groups opposed the law, saying that the public needs to know who donors are, to be sure that no unreasonable conditions have been attached to gifts.
  • The University of California at Berkeley on Monday imposed a ban on alcohol at all fraternity and sorority events. Karen Kenney, dean of students, said the ban was prompted by "an alarming increase in problems with alcohol abuse, hazing, fights and badly managed parties at all types of Greek organizations."
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