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Pandemic dents turnout at Brazil university entrance exams

Nov. 21, 2021 14:33 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Turnout for Brazil’s standardized university admission exam on Sunday appeared to be the lowest in 15 years, in large part reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the nation’s education, according to experts. Just over 3 million...

UC plans no resumption of standardized testing for admission

Nov. 19, 2021 14:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California will continue to not use standardized tests for admissions decisions, an official told a meeting of the UC governing board. UC regents were told Thursday that faculty could not find an alternative test that would not have...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Nov. 17, 2021 13:33 PM EST

Greenwood Commonwealth. Nov. 12, 2021. Editorial: Who should get financial Aid? Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum probably did not intend to set off a public debate about the best use of financial aid for college-bound students. But...

Foreign students returning to US, but below pre-COVID levels

Nov. 15, 2021 11:03 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — International students are returning to U.S. colleges in stronger numbers this year, but the rebound has yet to make up for last year’s historic declines as COVID-19 continues to disrupt academic exchange, according to a new survey. Nationwide, American...

Hispanic students become leaders at HCC Honors College

Nov. 13, 2021 05:31 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — One wants to be an aerospace engineer, the other a labor and delivery nurse. Both are finding paths to their goals through a program at Hillsborough Community College that takes Honors College students and turns them into agents of change. ...

California parent gets 6 weeks prison in admissions scandal

Nov. 10, 2021 18:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California parent was sentenced Wednesday to six weeks in prison and 250 hours of community service in connection with the sweeping college admissions scandal. Homayoun Zadeh, 60, of Calabasas, was also ordered to pay more than $8,000 in restitution and...

Dartmouth marks 50th anniversary of coeducation

Nov. 06, 2021 10:17 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is celebrating a half century of its shift to coeducation. On Nov. 21, 1971, then-College President John Kemeny announced that the Board of Trustees had voted to allow women to apply for admission to four-year undergraduate...

Former USC official pleads guilty in college bribery scheme

Nov. 05, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former athletics official at the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Friday to her role in the college admissions bribery scandal, legal filings show. Donna Heinel, the school's former senior associate athletic director, pleaded in U.S....

Higher education enrollment declines not as sharp in ND

Oct. 27, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Enrollment declines at North Dakota's institutions of higher learning haven't been as steep as elsewhere since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, enrollment across the...

Ex-tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions case

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University tennis coach pleaded guilty Monday in Boston federal court in the college admissions bribery case. Gordon Ernst was accused of accepting more than $2 million to help the children of wealthy parents get into the school in...