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The law, policy and politics of AI.

The Week in Admissions News

University of Missouri system extends test-optional policy; New York fines the College Board for selling student data; Wisconsin approves guaranteed admissions.

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Maryland House Passes Legacy Ban

The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill Thursday that would ban the consideration of legacy status in admissions for...

University of Michigan Halts Offers to Sell Student Data to Train AI

The University of Michigan said it asked one of its vendors to stop work, following an offer on social media...
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With Harvard Subpoena, Congress Sends Higher Ed a Message

The information demands escalate a brewing battle between Congress and Harvard that some experts worry could undermine higher education more broadly.

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Scholarly Groups Choose Between Speech and Silence on War

In the continuing debate over when, and how, higher education entities should comment on political issues like the Israel-Hamas war, disciplinary associations have received less attention. 

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Cutting Off Qatar

Texas A&M’s Board of Regents voted to shutter its long-standing, hugely profitable branch campus in the Gulf country. Are accusations of Hamas ties to blame?

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New Report Provides Deep Analysis of Post-9/11 GI Bill Outcomes

The report uses cross-agency data sharing to measure the program’s influence on college access and student success.