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Ex-insurance exec gets 6 months in college admissions scam

Nov. 13, 2019 5:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former California insurance executive was sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, was sentenced in Boston’s federal...

Medical college in Phoenix to increase class size to 100

Nov. 13, 2019 12:28 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The University of Arizona's medical college in Phoenix is increasing its enrolling class size to 100 students, up from 80. The college says the increase will take effect in 2020 and that it's a result of increased state funding to help address Arizona's shortage of physicians. The college...

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

Nov. 12, 2019 8:27 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have narrowly rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities. Referendum 88 was being rejected Tuesday by 50.4% of voters with a margin of just over...

Washington voters reject affirmative action referendum

Nov. 12, 2019 7:00 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington voters have rejected a ballot measure seeking to reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities. Referendum 88 was being rejected by just over 50 percent of voters with a margin of about 13,000...

Brown University looks to enroll more veterans

Nov. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University has announced plans to double the number of veterans it enrolls by changing admissions policies, increasing financial support and bolstering recruitment. The Ivy League university in Providence, Rhode Island announced in a press release on Veterans Day that...

Affirmative action measure still losing in latest counts

Nov. 11, 2019 5:40 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Nearly a week after the election, a measure that reinstates the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities was continuing to be narrowly rejected by Washington voters as counties move closer to finishing their vote...

Affirmative action referendum losing in Washington state

Nov. 7, 2019 8:27 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A measure that asks whether Washington should reinstate the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities was being rejected by a narrow margin as ballots across the state continue to be counted. As of Thursday evening,...

Voters in US states decide on sanctuary city, Airbnb rentals

Nov. 6, 2019 1:04 AM EST

Voters in some states are deciding whether to roll back conservative policies adopted in earlier eras. Ballot measures in Tucson, Arizona and the states of Colorado and Washington gave voters another say on hot-button social issues: immigration, gambling, taxes and affirmative action. Also, in New York and New...

Washington state rejecting affirmative action referendum

Nov. 6, 2019 12:25 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A measure that reinstates the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities was narrowly losing Tuesday night in early returns. Referendum 88 asked people whether they wanted to approve or reject Initiative 1000, which was...

The Latest: Affirmative action referendum losing

Nov. 5, 2019 11:35 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on an affirmative action ballot measure in Washington state (all times local): 8:31 p.m. A measure that reinstates the use of affirmative action in state employment, contracting and admission to public colleges and universities was losing in early returns. Tuesday's vote on...