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Amherst College drops admissions edge for children of alumni

Oct. 20, 2021 13:45 PM EDT

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Amherst College will no longer give admissions preference to the children of alumni, the school announced Wednesday, ending a practice that has been criticized for giving an additional advantage to students from wealthier families. The liberal arts...

UNC may keep affirmative action in admissions, judge says

Oct. 19, 2021 12:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that North Carolina’s flagship public university can continue to consider race as a factor in its undergraduate admissions, rebuffing a conservative group's argument that affirmative action disadvantages white and Asian students. ...

Plymouth State eases pathway from community colleges

Oct. 18, 2021 02:01 AM EDT

PLYMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Plymouth State University is expanding its commitment to helping students transfer from the community college system. Starting next fall, anyone who earns an associate degree in business from any of the 11 Community College System of New Hampshire...

U of Vermont has biggest incoming class in its history

Oct. 17, 2021 15:39 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The incoming class of 2025 at the University of Vermont is the largest and academically best-prepared undergraduate group in the school’s 230-year history, the school says. UVM says more first-year students also hail from other regions of the...

$50K fine, no prosecution for ex-coach in college scam deal

Oct. 12, 2021 16:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors have promised to drop their case against a former Wake Forest University coach charged in the college admissions bribery scandal if he pays a $50,000 fine and follows certain conditions, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. A...

2 parents convicted in 1st trial of college bribery scandal

Oct. 08, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two wealthy parents were convicted Friday of buying their kids' way into school as athletic recruits in the first case to go to trial in the college admissions cheating scandal that embroiled prestigious universities across the country. Gamal Abdelaziz, a...

2 parents convicted in 1st trial stemming from college admissions bribery scandal that shook world of higher education

Oct. 08, 2021 14:54 PM EDT
BOSTON (AP) — 2 parents convicted in 1st trial stemming from college admissions bribery scandal that shook world of higher education.

1st trial in college admissions bribe scheme to head to jury

Oct. 06, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two wealthy parents who are the first to stand trial in the college admissions bribery scandal used lies and money to steal coveted spots at prestigious schools their kids couldn't secure on their own, a prosecutor said Wednesday before jurors decide if the men are guilty. ...

Abortion, guns, religion top a big Supreme Court term

Oct. 02, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of abortion rights is in the hands of a conservative Supreme Court that is beginning a new term Monday that also includes major cases on gun rights and religion. The court's credibility with the public also could be on the line, especially...

Man sentenced in crash that killed Baker University employee

Sep. 28, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Paola man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison after a crash that killed a Baker University employee last year. Tayler Livingston, 27, was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter in the February 2020 death of 25-year-old Deeva...