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Indiana University could make SAT, ACT tests optional

Dec. 14, 2019 10:24 AM EST

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University could soon stop requiring students to submit ACT or SAT scores with their college applications, joining a national trend of universities ditching the standardized testing mandate for admission. The university's Board of Trustees recently approved the policy change,...

Louisiana State University president heading to Oregon job

Dec. 13, 2019 3:06 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State University is looking for a new system chief, after President F. King Alexander was appointed Friday to lead Oregon State University. Oregon State's Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to hire Alexander in a special meeting, confirming that Alexander was leaving the...

New parent charged in college bribery case will plead guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman has agreed to plead guilty after authorities said she paid $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son's behalf to help him graduate from Georgetown University. Karen Littlefair, 57, of Newport Beach, California, is the latest person to be charged in a sweeping college...

U of Illinois drops criminal past question from application

Dec. 7, 2019 9:58 AM EST

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Admissions applications to the University of Illinois campuses are no longer requiring students to disclose whether or not they have a criminal background. A student-led coalition urged the university to remove questions about criminal and disciplinary history, saying it discouraged...

Stanford says college scam mastermind approached 7 coaches

Dec. 3, 2019 7:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A review found that the mastermind behind the college admissions bribery scandal had approached seven coaches at Stanford University about potential sports recruits over the past decade, the school president said Tuesday. Only one coach, the former head of the sailing program who...

Daughter in admissions scandal returns to YouTube channel

Dec. 1, 2019 8:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media star Olivia Jade Giannulli on Sunday posted her first YouTube video since the arrest of her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, made her one of the most visible figures in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy...

University of SC spends 5 days looking for top administrator

Nov. 26, 2019 2:20 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The University of South Carolina is taking only a week to hire a top administrator and has only posted the opening internally. Several lawmakers said they want answers about the way the university is hiring a chief operating officer, which oversees maintenance, parking transportation...

Diversity marks latest class of US Rhodes Scholars

Nov. 24, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Minorities make up the majority of the latest group of U.S. college students to be named Rhodes Scholars, and the class includes the first transgender woman selected for the prestigious program. The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 selections late Saturday after two days of discussions over 236 applicants from 90...

U. of California leaders support dropping use of SAT, ACT

Nov. 23, 2019 4:07 PM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Top leaders at the University of California say they support dropping the SAT and ACT exams from admission requirement. UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ, along with the UC system’s chief academic officer, Provost Michael Brown, said Friday that research has convinced...

Yale women’s soccer coach leaves amid report of misconduct

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University’s women’s soccer coach has left the school amid allegations of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale officials said Brendan Faherty’s last day was Wednesday, nearly a year after he was hired to replace...