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Poll: Americans split on college admissions fairness

Apr. 24, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — As a sweeping bribery scandal reignites debate over college admissions, a pair of polls reveal that many Americans think the nation's universities place too much emphasis on factors such as wealth, family ties and athletic ability. The surveys , conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center...

Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

Apr. 10, 2019 8:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Humanity got its first glimpse Wednesday of the cosmic place of no return: a black hole. And it's as hot, as violent and as beautiful as science fiction imagined. In a breakthrough that thrilled the world of astrophysics and stirred talk of a Nobel Prize, scientists released the first...

Harvard reviews sale of coach's home to prospect's father

Apr. 5, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard's longtime fencing coach sold his suburban Boston home for nearly double its assessed value to a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team — a transaction now under review by the university. The coach, Peter Brand, received nearly $1 million in 2016 for...

Defensemen Fox, Makar and Schuldt are Hobey Baker finalists

Apr. 4, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

Harvard's Adam Fox, Massachusetts' Cale Makar and St. Cloud's Jimmy Schuldt on Thursday were selected as finalists for this year's Hobey Baker award. The winner will be announced April 12, during the Frozen Four in Buffalo, New York. Fox earned ECAC and Ivy League player of the year honors after completing his...