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Loughlin, Giannulli fighting new charges in admissions case

Nov. 19, 2019 4:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband are contesting expanded charges against them in the college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli entered not guilty pleas on their behalf Tuesday to charges of conspiracy to...

Penn State steps up recruitment amid tough enrollment trends

Nov. 18, 2019 10:45 AM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State University’s president says he is working to counter difficult national and state enrollment trends that could even put pressure on a financially healthy school like Penn State. President Eric Barron says almost every county in Pennsylvania has a decline in...

Test turnaround: Oostburg schools now among Wisconsin elite

Nov. 18, 2019 1:06 AM EST

OOSTBURG, Wis. (AP) — Kevin Bruggink knew something didn't add up. His small-town eastern Wisconsin school district had a reputation for talented teachers and strong community support. In his 12 years in Oostburg, he'd come to feel it was deserved. But they didn't have the test scores to show it. For five...

Ex-tennis club chief pleads guilty in college bribery case

Nov. 15, 2019 4:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former president of a private tennis club in Texas has pleaded guilty in the college admissions scandal. Martin Fox entered the plea in Boston’s federal court Friday. The 62-year-old from Houston had previously agreed to plead guilty to a racketeering conspiracy charge in a deal...

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...