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One Liberal Arts College Wants More Female Students

Washington & Jefferson has roughly equal split between male and female students, a ratio many colleges would envy, but it's seeking more women.

This Film's a Party, No College Lessons

Life of the Party, the newest Melissa McCarthy movie, fails to capture any of the struggles of an adult learners, though it's full of sophomoric laughs.

New Approach to Apprenticeships

Federal task force releases "roadmap" for alternative federal system for apprenticeships, with calls for more industry involvement and criticism of higher education. But questions remain about how the new system would work.

Rapid Growth in Foreign-Student Work Program

Participation in program that lets international students with STEM degrees work in the U.S. for up to three years after graduation grows by 400 percent in eight years. With the rapid growth has come new scrutiny.
Opinion

It's Time for the Talk

Graduate programs, not just undergraduate colleges, need to think about whether they need standardized admissions tests and whether they are using them in appropriate ways, write Julie R. Posselt and Casey W. Miller.

The Admissions Tour That Went Horribly Wrong

Woman called police on two Native American brothers she believed were not really part of the group, but who were doing nothing wrong. To many, incident illustrates the hostility facing minority students in higher education, including admissions process.

May 1? Meh

What was once viewed as the crucial date in the admissions calendar -- a date that is attracting more attention than ever -- isn't that important at many colleges that serve low-income students.

The Week in Admissions News

Discount rates up; "new liberal arts" plan; needy students without Pell.