Latest College admissions News

Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

Nov. 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to...

Ex-tennis club chief pleads guilty in college bribery case

Nov. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas has pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. Martin Fox entered the plea in Boston’s federal court Friday. The 62-year-old from Houston had previously agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in a deal...

Ex-insurance exec gets 6 months in college admissions scam

Nov. 13, 2019 5:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former California insurance executive was sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, was sentenced in Boston’s federal...

Voters in US states decide on sanctuary city, Airbnb rentals

Nov. 6, 2019 1:04 AM EST

Voters in some states are deciding whether to roll back conservative policies adopted in earlier eras. Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington gave voters another say on hot-button social issues: immigration, gambling, taxes and affirmative action. Also, in New York and New...

Loughlin, Giannulli to fight new charges in admissions case

Nov. 1, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting the latest charges against them in the college admissions scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli filed court documents Friday saying the couple plans to plead not guilty to charges of conspiracy to...

Anxious students felt pinch amid Chicago teachers strike

Oct. 31, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Deadlines that affected Chicago students and striking teachers loomed over efforts this week to resolve a walkout that canceled classes for 11 days in the nation's third-largest school district. Parents across the city worried about time away from school slowing their kids' progress. The...

Virginia women's college updates transgender student policy

Oct. 31, 2019 7:44 AM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A private women's university in Virginia has announced a new policy allowing students who transition from female to male while at school to remain enrolled and earn their degree. Under the new guidelines at Hollins University in Roanoke, enrolled students who transition from female to...

Former surfing executive gets 2 months in prison

Oct. 30, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former California business executive has been sentenced to two months in prison for paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. Jeffrey Bizzack, of Solana Beach, California, was sentenced in Boston's federal court Wednesday. The...

Groups threaten to sue U. of California over SAT, ACT use

Oct. 29, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

A coalition of California students and community groups is threatening to sue the University of California system unless it drops the SAT and ACT exams from its admissions requirements, arguing that the tests favor wealthy, white students at the expense of poorer black and Hispanic students. Lawyers representing...

Huffman released with 2 days left on 2-week prison term

Oct. 25, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Actress Felicity Huffman was released Friday morning from a federal prison in California two days before the end of a two-week sentence for her role in the college admissions scandal, authorities said. The "Desperate Housewives" star was released from the low-security prison for women...