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The Week in Admissions News

A longer wait for student loan relief; stagnant Latino graduation rates; a new cyberscam.

Three Brenau students sit in front of a fountain on campus.

New on the Job: Whitney McDowell-Robinson, Brenau University

McDowell-Robinson joined Brenau’s newly renamed student development and engagement team in June, leading efforts to support students holistically.

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End Admissions Preferences for Athletes

Admissions preferences for athletes favor wealthy, white families and corrupt youth sport, Rick Eckstein and Linda Flanagan write.

New Programs: Special Education, Finance, Cannabis, Management

The following new programs have been started by colleges: Alma College is starting an online master of arts in special...

Data Analysis Shows Leftward Shift in How College Towns Vote

As American college towns vote in greater numbers for Democratic candidates, Republicans are worried that the margin of victory will...
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Bridge Programs Over Troubled Water

Precollege programs can help boost access for students from underrepresented communities. The Supreme Court’s affirmative action ruling could force colleges to rethink them.

Composite image of the Israeli and Palestinian flags, with the word "boycott" along the bottom.

Anthropologists Vote to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

About seven in 10 of the 37 percent of members who voted backed the resolution. A similar measure in 2016, with half of AAA members voting, failed.

President Quits Weeks After Controversy Over Twitter Likes

Mark Tykocinski has resigned as president of Thomas Jefferson University and as dean of the university’s medical school, The Philadelphia...