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A roundup of admissions news in the last week

Making the case for the liberal arts; a Kayak for credentials; Columbia law will accept GRE.

MIT introduces digital diplomas

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Some of the technology institute’s graduates can now choose to receive secure virtual credentials protected by block-chain technology.

Move to let applicants self-report SAT and ACT scores spreads

Washington University in St. Louis joins movement, a year after Colby and the University of Chicago.

Black students at Cornell reconsider demand on admissions priorities

Group says it understands the reactions of those concerned over request for a focus on black students who are not the children of recent immigrants.

Essay on the challenge for college counselors to focus on students' interests

Jim Jump considers the situations where a college counselor’s interests may not entirely overlap with those of students.

Worries grow about application essay 'help' that may go too far

Should college applicants (who can afford it) spend thousands of dollars for coaching on what to write? Are those who take their money just doing a better (and less visible) job than are many parents?

A roundup of admissions news in the last week

Defending the liberal arts; call for testing flexibility for international applicants; foreign students and graduate STEM enrollment.

Georgia State uses text messages to prevent summer melt

Text messages, some automated but some with real human interaction, reach students who might never otherwise have showed up.

Cornell students revive debate on whom colleges should count as a black student

Cornell protest revives debate on whether first-generation immigrants from Africa and Caribbean make up disproportionate share of black students at top colleges, and what -- if anything -- should be done as a result.

Essay on impact (or lack of impact) of 'Turning the Tide' report

Two years after a report called for major changes in college admissions, Jim Jump is looking for evidence that it made a difference.

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