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'U.S. News' announces shift in methodology but provides few details

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U.S. News announces some shifts in its methodology, and predicts many changes in this year's rankings. But critics aren't expecting to become fans.

Higher education groups enter another Supreme Court case about race and admissions

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Only months after a ruling on affirmative action, higher ed groups again turn to the justices -- this time urging that Michigan's ban on the consideration of race in admissions be overturned.

Study finds widespread mismatching of students and colleges, primarily due to student choice

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Most students either "undermatch" (enroll at lower-quality colleges than they could get into) or "overmatch" (enroll at colleges that typically have better students than they are), new study finds. And students' choices -- not colleges' decisions -- are the reason why.

Justice Department ends probe of discussions by private colleges on merit aid

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Justice Department halts investigation of discussions among private college leaders on ways to shift spending from non-need-based to need-based aid. Some say the review -- even now that it's over -- has made institutions too nervous to go forward.

British universities sponsor soccer teams to attract foreign students

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British universities sponsor teams with goal of increasing international enrollments.

Washington state 2-year colleges will ask students about sexual orientation on registration forms

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Washington State's community colleges add voluntary questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to all student registration forms.

 

Community college offers tuition amnesty program

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A community college in Michigan offers "tuition amnesty" to collect some of what former students owe and to re-enroll them.

Pine Manor College will admit men to all programs

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Pine Manor, facing shrunken enrollment and pressure from accreditor, will admit men to all programs. Is this a sign of the times about single-sex education or the tough choices facing small private colleges?

Study suggests admissions decisions reward grade inflation

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Applicants from institutions with grade inflation are favored over those who had more rigorous instructors, study finds.

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