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The Week in Admissions News

Kansas colleges drop application fees; a new AI tool for reading application essays; affirmative action ban won't impact most admissions.

Students, clad in masks, hold up Palestinian flags during a protest on Columbia's campus.

Columbia Suspends 2 Pro-Palestine Groups

An official said the groups failed to follow university policy in organizing a walkout Thursday. The suspension drew swift criticism from supporters of Palestinians.

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HBCUs Without Presidents

At least 18 four-year HBCUs lack permanent leaders. Experts say presidential turnover harms relationships with donors and alumni and undermines continuity.

The University of Iowa campus lawn decorated with American flags for Veterans’ Day.

New On the Job: Q&A With Chuck Xander, University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is the first institution in the Big 10 to hire a mental health counselor specifically to serve military-connected students.

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Opinion

To Change the Financial Model, Look to Academics

It’s the CAO—not the CFO—who is best positioned to bring meaningful change to the financial model, Carol A. Moore writes.

Official head shots of U.S. secretary of education Miguel Cardona and under secretary James Kvaal side by side.

Education Department Releases New Data on Transfer

The release of the data aims to motivate institutions to measure and improve their transfer outcomes.

A picture of the Ohio statehouse overlaid with quotes from SB 83

A Higher Ed ‘Enhancement’ That Few Can Get Behind?

Proposed legislation that would ostensibly revamp Ohio’s public higher education system is so highly contested that observers doubt it will pass anytime soon, even after repeated modifications.

Colorado Took the Lead in College Savings. Parents Are Following

In 2020, Colorado started putting $100 into a 529 savings account for every newborn or adopted child in the state...