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Minimum Wages Rise, 2-Year Enrollments Fall

Community college enrollments decline in response to state-level minimum wage increases, according to a new working paper released by the...

Oberlin Sues Insurers Over Settlement in Bakery Case

The saga between Oberlin College and Gibson’s Bakery has spilled over into another lawsuit. This time it’s Oberlin suing four...

Report: Admissions Gap Between White and Asian Applicants

Asian American students are much less likely than white applicants to be accepted to highly selective colleges and universities, according...
Opinion

Training Should Happen at Work

Truth is, education is not set up to prepare employees for the specifics of the workplace. That’s a good thing.

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Opinion

An Equity-Based Defense of Legacy Admissions

At Grinnell College, we don’t have a legacy admission program—but it might be easier to fund our $50 million-plus annual aid budget if we did, Joe Bagnoli writes.

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Legal Compliance or ‘Interpretive Overreach’?

The Supreme Court ruling sent institutions scrambling to ensure compliance. Some say it’s also enabled politically motivated overreach.

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College Building Projects: Behind Schedule and Over Budget

Inflation has come down from last year’s soaring heights, but colleges are still feeling the effects of supply chain issues and labor shortages that keep construction costs high.

The Week in Admissions News

The new Common App launches; University of Virginia threads the needle on legacy preferences in admissions; Virginia Tech vows to end not just legacy preferences but also early decision; Wake Forest offers first-gen students an early-action option.