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Higher education enrollment declines not as sharp in ND

Oct. 27, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Enrollment declines at North Dakota's institutions of higher learning haven't been as steep as elsewhere since the COVID-19 pandemic began. According to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, enrollment across the...

Ex-tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions case

Oct. 25, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Georgetown University tennis coach pleaded guilty Monday in Boston federal court in the college admissions bribery case. Gordon Ernst was accused of accepting more than $2 million to help the children of wealthy parents get into the school in...

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. ...