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US Rhodes scholars chosen to begin Oxford studies in 2023

Nov. 13, 2022 15:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new group of Rhodes scholars from the U.S. has been chosen for the prestigious academic program in a selection process that was conducted online for the third consecutive year. The class of 32 scholars for 2023 was “elected entirely virtually, with both...

Supreme Court more diverse than lawyers who argue before it

Nov. 04, 2022 05:51 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court looks more like America than it ever has. The lawyers who argue at the nation's highest court? Not so much. The current two-week session of arguments features 25 men and just two women, an imbalance so stark that the Biden administration's top...

Affirmative action in jeopardy after justices raise doubts

Oct. 31, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The survival of affirmative action in higher education appeared to be in serious trouble Monday at a conservative-dominated Supreme Court after hours of debate over vexing questions of race. The most diverse court in the nation's history — among the nine...

Justices’ past affirmative action views, in their own words

Oct. 31, 2022 00:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court that is the most diverse in history will hear two cases Monday challenging the use of affirmative action in higher education. It's a topic a number of the justices have already said a lot about. The cases say that Harvard University and the...

From Bakke to Fisher, evolution of affirmative action cases

Oct. 30, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will take up the issue of affirmative action again Monday — the second time in six years — but with the conservative majority now generally expected to end the use of race in higher education admissions. That would be a major shift for the...

Affirmative action under threat as high court hears UNC case

Oct. 29, 2022 08:33 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Once a bastion of segregation, the University of North Carolina now takes account of race to make up for its sordid history and to increase the number of Black students and other underrepresented minorities on campus. Its affirmative action program, using...

Stanford apologizes for limiting Jewish students in 1950s

Oct. 13, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford University apologized for limiting the admission of Jewish students in the 1950s after a task force commissioned by the school found records that show university officials excluded Jewish students for years and later the school denied it occurred. ...

ACT test scores drop to lowest in 30 years in pandemic slide

Oct. 12, 2022 10:05 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Scores on the ACT college admissions test by this year's high school graduates hit their lowest point in more than 30 years — the latest evidence of the enormity of learning disruption during the pandemic. The class of 2022's average ACT composite score was 19.8...

Ole Miss honors James Meredith 60 years after integration

Oct. 01, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The University of Mississippi is paying tribute to 89-year-old James Meredith 60 years after white protesters erupted into violence as he became the first Black student to enroll in what was then a bastion of Deep South segregation. As it has done on other...

Supreme Court's top cases for new term, new Justice Jackson

Oct. 01, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

The Supreme Court opens its new term Monday, hearing arguments for the first time after a summer break and with new Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. Already the court has said it will decide cases on a range of major issues including affirmative action, voting rights and the rights of LGBTQ people....