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Admissions leaders question ethics of Common Application's new question

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Common Application wants to let colleges ask applicants to name other places they are applying to. Some admissions leaders believe this violates ethics guidelines and will encourage more gaming of the system.

 

Free community college has different meanings in different places

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As community colleges and some states consider ways to take care of community college tuition, some focus on the best students, some on the lowest income, and some cast a wide net.

Matthew McConaughey's pricey commencement speaker fee 'not out of the norm'

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News of what the University of Houston will pay the actor Matthew McConaughey renews the debate about the expense of celebrities at graduation.

UMass will not admit Iranian students to certain science and engineering programs

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New policy at UMass barring Iranians from some science and engineering programs raises concerns and questions about universities responsibilities' under U.S. sanctions.

Investigation finds UT-Austin president influenced admissions decisions

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An investigation of the University of Texas at Austin finds the president likely swayed admissions decisions to aid well-connected applicants. Everybody does it, President Bill Powers said.

Rose-Hulman plans to add new psychological test to admissions process

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Rose-Hulman plans to ask applicants a set of questions designed to determine if they think they can control their fates. Test of system has found correlation with students' grades and retention rates.

College in Texas told Nigerians they were rejected for coming from country with Ebola

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Letter from college in Texas said all applicants from countries with Ebola were being turned away.

As Iowa's largest public university scrambles for students, private colleges worry they will suffer

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New funding formula for public universities, prompted by questions about out-of-state students, may have the unintended consequence of hurting private and community colleges.

 

Anonymous racist posts on social media network prompt Colgate students to stage sit-in, now entering third day

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Anonymous racist posts on social media network prompt Colgate students to stage sit-in, now entering third day.

Study suggests Texas's tuition policies suppressed Hispanic enrollment at research universities

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A new study suggests that giving public research university boards in Texas the power to set tuition helped raise prices and suppress Hispanic enrollment.

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