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Kansas colleges and universities see 8.1% drop in enrollment

Oct. 1, 2020 4:37 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Uncertainty caused by the COVID—19 pandemic contributed to an 8.1% decline in enrollment at Kansas universities and colleges this fall, the Kansas Board of Regents announced Thursday. Most leaders of the state's universities, colleges and technical colleges had predicted a drop...

Employee of college bribery scheme mastermind pleads guilty

Oct. 1, 2020 4:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former employee of the mastermind of the college admissions bribery scheme pleaded guilty Thursday for her role in the scam. Mikaela Sanford, 34, of Folsom, California, pleaded guilty before a Boston federal court judge to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering. The hearing was held...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 1996 file photo, the Rev. Jesse Jackson asks a crowd for donations to the advertising fund to stop Proposition 209 during a rally in the Westwood section of Los Angeles. Jackson was at the rally to speak out against the proposition, which he said would hurt women and people of color. In November 2020, a California with vastly different political preferences and demographics will consider repealing a 1996 law barring state and local governments from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment to people based on race, ethnicity, national origin or sex. (AP Photo/Rene Macura, File)

Californians to vote on racial, gender preference programs

Oct. 1, 2020 3:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California with vastly different political preferences and demographics is voting on whether to allow affirmative action in public hiring, contracting and college admissions — nearly a quarter century after voters outlawed programs that give preference based on race and...

FILE - In this July 19, 2018, file photo, civil rights movement activist James Meredith, right, greets a friend with a black power salute as he takes a coffee break at a north Jackson, Miss., grocery store.

James Meredith film weighs 'complicated' civil rights figure

Sep. 30, 2020 7:34 AM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A new documentary is diving into the complicated, and sometimes contradictory life of James Meredith, a Black civil rights figure who helped change Mississippi. “Walk Against Fear: James Meredith,” scheduled to air Thursday on the Smithsonian Channel, examines the...

EIU pushing for continuous increase in enrollment numbers

Sep. 27, 2020 9:17 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Student enrollment at Eastern Illinois University has been growing for the last three-straight years, continuing with a 10.5% increase this fall. Even during the global pandemic, enrollment numbers are at the highest point since 2014, at 8,628 students. The number of...

LSU sees record enrollment despite the coronavirus pandemic

Sep. 26, 2020 10:20 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Even with the coronavirus pandemic, Louisiana State University enrollment has reached an all-time high for the fall semester, with more than 34,000 students taking courses through the Baton Rouge campus. The flagship university announced it has enrolled 34,290 students this school...

FILE - In this March 25, 2019, file photo, Niki Williams, right, a college entrance exam administrator, arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Williams is scheduled to plead guilty to charges on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Former exam administrator pleads guilty in college scam

Sep. 25, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former college entrance exam administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking bribes to help wealthy parents rig their kids' test scores as part of a college admissions bribery scheme. Niki Williams, 46, a former employee of the Houston Independent School District, is among about 40 people who...

Silver City expo for mine employees out of work by pandemic

Sep. 24, 2020 11:45 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Western New Mexico University and Chino Mine’s parent company are co-hosting an expo next week to help mine employees put out of work by the coronavirus pandemic. The Silver City community’s first drive-through training expo is scheduled for Wednesday afternoon,...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, right, smiles next to husband Richard Blum at an election night event in San Francisco. Sen. Feinstein's husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, by the state auditor's office as one of the regents involved in admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of wealthy, mostly white students as favors to well-connected people. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Dianne Feinstein’s husband named in UC admissions scandal

Sep. 24, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband, University of California Regent Richard Blum, was named Thursday by the state auditor's office as one of the regents involved in admissions scandal where UC wrongly admitted dozens of wealthy, mostly white students as favors to...

FILE - In this May 10, 2018, file photo, students walk past Sather Gate on the University of California at Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif. A California state audit found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

Sep. 22, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California “inappropriately admitted" at least 64 wealthy, mostly white students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friends," according to an audit released Tuesday that found hundreds more questionable cases of students accepted...