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New UW student enrollment numbers highest since 2018

Sep. 22, 2022 18:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System is seeing the highest number of new student enrollments since before the COVID-19 pandemic seized the state. System officials released preliminary estimates Thursday that show 26,442 first-year students, including freshmen...

Ex-USC water polo coach gets new admissions scam trial

Sep. 15, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a new trial for a former decorated University of Southern California water polo coach convicted in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani found that some evidence introduced by the...

Notre Dame of Maryland to go coeducational next year

Sep. 14, 2022 17:47 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Notre Dame of Maryland University, the nation's first Catholic college to award a four-year degree to women, announced Tuesday that it will admit men to its traditional undergraduate program starting next fall. The board of trustees voted unanimously Monday to...

Kentucky Ed Department seeks Senate Youth applicants

Sep. 06, 2022 04:16 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Education will oversee selection of two high school students from the state to serve as delegates to the U.S. Senate Youth Program. Students from around the U.S. chosen for the merit-based program will study the federal government...

Dad gets home detention for bribing Georgetown coach

Aug. 11, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school was sentenced Thursday to about a month in home detention. Robert Repella, a former pharmaceutical executive, agreed to pay then-Georgetown...

Ex-school director gets home detention in college scam

Aug. 09, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former director of private California school was sentenced Tuesday to three months of home confinement for his role in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme. Igor Dvorskiy, who was director of West Hollywood College Preparatory School, was ordered to...

Supreme Court move allows Jackson to take part in race case

Jul. 22, 2022 16:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday took a step that will allow new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, the first Black woman on the court, to take part in a case that could lead to the end of the use of race in college admissions. Jackson, who joined the court June 30...

Juvenile justice recruiting applicants for jobs across state

Jul. 18, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice is recruiting applicants for more than 160 job openings at 24 facilities across the state, officials said. As part of the recruitment efforts, a job fair is being held July 20 at Jefferson Regional Juvenile Detention...

COVID, economy cited for dips in Nevada college enrollments

Jul. 02, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Call it a form of long COVID, but more than two years after the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, student enrollment at the College of Southern Nevada is down some 25% from the fall of 2019. Not only that, but the falloff seemingly has not bottomed out, with...

Ex-Georgetown coach gets 2 1/2 years in bribery scandal

Jul. 01, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

A former Georgetown University tennis coach who once coached former President Barack Obama's family was sentenced Friday to 2 1/2 years in prison for pocketing more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for helping wealthy parents cheat their kids' way into the school. The sentence...