Latest Undergraduate education News

University of California drops SAT scores for admission

May. 14, 2021 23:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California won't consider SAT and ACT scores that are submitted with admission and scholarship applications under a settlement of a student lawsuit that was announced Friday. The 10-campus system, which has more than 280,000...

Interim Savannah State leader named permanent president

May. 13, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Board of Regents named Kimberly Ballard-Washington, who had been the interim president of Savannah State University, as the school's permanent leader on Thursday. Ballard-Washington takes over the state's oldest historically Black public...

Colleges form alliance to support student-designed learning

May. 13, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

At a convention on the future of learning in 2019, a handful of voices stood out to Philomena Mantella. The newly appointed president of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, had used the week of her inauguration to bring together philanthropists,...

Former investment executive gets 3 months in college scam

May. 12, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former private equity executive who cofounded an investment fund with U2′s Bono was sentenced Wednesday to three months in prison for his role in the college admissions bribery scheme. William McGlashan, Jr. appeared at times to fight back tears as he...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

May. 12, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

York Dispatch. May 5, 2021. Editorial: Merging Pa. universities a good idea, but more college changes are needed Our nation’s colleges and universities desperately need to reinvent themselves. That’s been apparent for years...

Graffiti on Bates campus targets Israel, protests deaths

May. 11, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Police have referred an investigation into graffiti on the campus of Bates College that targeted Israel and supported Palestinian rights to the state Attorney General’s Office as a possible hate crime. A social media account affiliated with some...

In-state tuition for immigrants to be on 2022 ballot measure

May. 10, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters in 2022 will get to decide whether young people brought illegally to the United States as children should qualify for in-state tuition at community colleges and state universities, after the Legislature approved a ballot referral on Monday. ...

UO, Western Oregon to require students to get COVID shots

May. 10, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The University of Oregon and Western Oregon University say students this fall will be required to get COVID-19 vaccines, joining other colleges in the Northwest that have made the same announcement. “The requirement will help us to reach the...

More than 70% of Connecticut adults have received vaccine

May. 10, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

Seventy-one percent of Connecticut adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday. The state tops the nation when it comes to the percentage of fully vaccinated adults and is among the top five states in getting at least one...

Job market for new grads: Much hiring but much competition

May. 10, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

After a painful year of joblessness, the future has finally brightened for Alycia St. Germain, a 22-year-old college senior at the University of Minnesota. Having lost a part-time gig at Barnes and Noble last March as the viral pandemic tore through the U.S. economy, she...