Oct 17, 2016
A Reuters investigation details how a Chinese company accused by multiple ex-employees of application fraud "bought access" to U.S. admissions officers.


Highlights: fewer colleges meeting targets for this year, a higher bar for Asians, skepticism about new standardized writing tests and a new application, mixed feelings on Hillary Clinton’s college plan and applicants’ criminal records.


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April 11, 2007

Conventional wisdom and plenty of books tell a story of how the post-World War II years saw a great shift take place in elite higher education: As a result of the G.I. Bill, the civil rights and women's movements, changing demographics, and some forward thinking academic leaders, you no longer needed to have the right ancestors and the right prep school to get into the top universities. Meritocracy emerged as a dominant force.

April 4, 2007

Portland State University's engineering college has been transformed into "a national and international academic and research institution." The excellence of the college "illustrates how state investments in higher education can increase programmatic capacity." The university's electrical engineering department is so good that it's in a "top 10" listing with such institutions as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. "We knew PSU engineering was significantly under-ranked. But Top 10? Wow! It made my day. Go PSU!”

April 3, 2007
With recent surge in applications, university decides to consolidate admissions deadlines.
April 3, 2007
Facing frustrated graduate admissions officials, testing service abandons changes in substance and format of exam.
March 30, 2007
Foundation-supported effort doesn't let any department claim top status, but potential students get to decide how to weight factors.
March 27, 2007
University’s unusual test finds that grants have significant impact on yield of top admitted applicants, but yield remains small.
March 26, 2007
To demonstrate flaws of SAT writing test, MIT professor coached student on how to get a good score on a lousy essay -- and pulled it off.
March 23, 2007
U.S. proposes regulatory changes that could force agencies to set minimum standards for colleges on student learning.
March 19, 2007
Just days after move by Hamilton, another liberal arts college challenges conventional wisdom on aid policy.
March 16, 2007
Hamilton announces it will end all "merit" awards -- as other colleges shift in that direction.


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