Latest College admissions News

New filing in college bribery case against Loughlin, husband

Jan. 16, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in the guise of...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, investor John Wilson arrives at federal court in Boston, with his wife Leslie, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A federal grand jury in Boston returned an additional indictment charging Wilson with filing a false tax return. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Parent faces new tax fraud charge in college bribery case

Jan. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts real estate developer accused of paying $220,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California faces a new tax fraud charge. John Wilson, 59, of Lynnfield, Mass., was indicted Tuesday on one count of filing a false tax return. He has previously pleaded not guilty...

Auburn University to waive admission application fee

Jan. 11, 2020 10:54 AM EST

AUBURNA, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is waiving the $50 admission application fee for in-state residents starting Monday. Alabama residents can visit the Auburn University website and use the code “Tigers2020” to activate the fee waiver and apply. The offer ends at 4:45 PM on Jan. 17,...

Vote delay for updated Louisiana college admission standards

Jan. 9, 2020 5:01 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's top higher education board on Thursday postponed decision-making on a strengthening of its minimum admission standards for public colleges that would include new financial penalties for campuses that violate the policy. Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed...

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The Latest: '1917' wins best drama film Golden Globe award

Jan. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film and being presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The Golden Globe for drama best picture goes to...

Going up: Iowa State Fair admission ticket prices

Jan. 9, 2020 6:28 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It will cost you more to attend the Iowa State Fair this year. Gate prices for adults will rise to $14 from $12 last year, and tickets for children ages 6 to 11 will increase to $8 from $6, the fair announced Wednesday. Advance purchase prices are going up a dollar: to $9 for adults...

Editorial Roundup:

Jan. 6, 2020 10:01 AM EST

Fort Worth Star-Telegram. December 30, 2019 Fort Worth leaders, resolve to plan better for mass transit in 2020 and beyond Here’s a New Year’s idea for Fort Worth’s elected officials and other leaders: Resolve to make public transportation a top planning priority for 2020 and beyond....

Grambling: early admission agreement with new medical school

Jan. 2, 2020 4:39 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Grambling State University has reached an early admissions agreement with an osteopathic medical school that is to start up classes in July at a private campus on the grounds of another public university in Louisiana. Dr. Ray Morrison, dean of the newEdward Via College of Osteopathic...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman leaves federal court in Boston with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., left, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in federal prison in Dublin, Calif., but was released early after serving 10 days. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Top stories of 2019 played out in court in Massachusetts

Dec. 26, 2019 6:01 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — 2019's biggest stories in Massachusetts played out in the courtroom. Dozens of wealthy and privileged parents — some of them Hollywood stars — were ensnared in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A judge tossed a sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file image taken from video released by National Transportation Safety Board, the wreckage of a World War II-era B-17 bomber plane that crashed Wednesday remains on the tarmac at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. The plane crashed and burned after experiencing mechanical trouble on takeoff. (NTSB via AP, FILE)

B-17 crash, missing mom among top Connecticut news in 2019

Dec. 25, 2019 9:02 AM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's top stories in 2019 included the deadly crash of a World War II-era bomber, police shootings that stirred protests and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of a mother of five. In addition to the new scandals and tragedies, there were developments in long-running...