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Why Colleges Like Trump’s Campus Speech Order

Deans don’t want call-out culture either — they just can’t say so out loud.
Tags: Colleges and Universities, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Trump, Donald J, Turning Point USA


Let’s Hear It for State U.

Sometimes the best school isn’t the “elite” college at the top of the national rankings. It’s the public university just down the road.
Tags: Colleges and Universities, Tennessee, Education


‘Pick My Cotton’: Video of Mock Whipping Prompts Fraternity to Expel 4 Students

The University of Georgia chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon was temporarily suspended and four students were expelled after the video was circulated online.
Tags: Fraternities and Sororities, University of Georgia, Race and Ethnicity, Colleges and Universities, Blacks, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Video Recordings, Downloads and Streaming


Felicity Huffman: Desperate Housewife, Devoted Parent and Now a Defendant

When the actress was implicated in the college admissions scandal, it stunned people in her acting circles and at the prestigious high school her older daughter attends.
Tags: Colleges and Universities, College Admissions Scandal (2019, Parenting, Huffman, Felicity, Macy, William H, Los Angeles (Calif, Actors and Actresses


Your Ancestors Were Slaves. Who Owns the Photos of Them?

A lawsuit against Harvard over two haunting 1850 photographs stirs debate over how to balance the need to preserve history and the moral claims of descendants.
Tags: Blacks, Slavery (Historical, Lanier, Tamara, Harvard University, Suits and Litigation (Civil, Photography, Colleges and Universities


How Anne Welsh McNulty, Philanthropist, Spends Her Sundays

When she’s not scouting the next generation of global leaders, Ms. McNulty likes to ride Citi Bikes with her boyfriend or peruse books at the Strand.
Tags: McNulty, Anne Welsh, McNulty Foundation, Colleges and Universities, Philanthropy, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University, St Joseph's University, Hunter College


A Supposed Stickler for the Rules, Now at the Center of a U.S.C. Scandal

At U.S.C., Donna Heinel was known as the athletic administrator who clashed with coaches over prospective recruits. Then she got indicted.
Tags: Admissions Standards, Colleges and Universities, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Collegiate Athletic Assn, University of Southern California, Haden, Pat, Singer, William (1960-, Long Beach (Calif


Trump Signs Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses

The order links some higher education funds to how colleges enforce free speech rights, a cause célèbre for conservatives who argue their voices have been silenced.
Tags: News, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Colleges and Universities, Donald J, Executive Orders and Memorandums, Education Department (US, Freedom of Speech and Expression


Trump to Sign Executive Order Protecting Free Speech on College Campuses

The order would link some higher education funds to how colleges enforce free speech rights, a cause célèbre for conservatives who argue their voices have been silenced.
Tags: News, Trump, United States Politics and Government, Colleges and Universities, Donald J, Executive Orders and Memorandums, Education Department (US, Freedom of Speech and Expression


A ‘Disgusting’ Yale Professor Moves On

How a target of students’ ire came to write a book about humanity’s transcendent goodness.
Tags: News, Yale, Yale University, Christakis, Colleges and Universities, Nicholas A


Admissions Scandal Stokes Hard Questions on Recruited Athletes

The practice of allowing coaches to recommend athletes for admission helps build competitive teams, but a federal fraud case has prompted some administrators to call for more scrutiny of the process.
Tags: News, University Of Southern California, Yale University, Northwestern University, Bribery and Kickbacks, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, National Collegiate Athletic Assn


How Not to Be a Snowplow Parent

The college bribery scandal shows that if you shield your children from every problem, they’ll be ill-equipped to face bigger challenges down the road.
Tags: News, Parenting, Bribery and Kickbacks, Anxiety and Stress, Colleges and Universities, Children and Childhood, Admissions Standards, Families and Family Life


How to Find Trustworthy College Admissions Advice

In the wake of the college admissions scandal, how can students and parents figure out what’s credible?
Tags: Admissions Standards, Colleges and Universities, Tests and Examinations, Financial Aid (Education, Parenting, Education (Secondary


The Cruel Irony of ‘Free’ College Promises

Forget admissions bribery. For poorer families, even “free public college” isn’t free if only tuition costs are covered.
Tags: News, Income, Tuition, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, Education (K-12


Higher education roundup

Oops! “Tulane sophomore unknowingly named as plaintiff in lawsuit over college bribery scandal” [John Simerman, New Orleans Advocate] “Admissions scandal class action is ‘fascinating’ but likely doomed – experts” [Alison Frankel, Reuters] Plus advice from Ken at Popehat; Some problems with the idea of a sweeping presidential order to decree free speech on campus — and a promising if more modest step the White House could take instead [Donald Downs, Cato] Two more views on how universities ca...
Tags: Law, White House, Uncategorized, Harvard, Scandals, Class Actions, Ken, HLS, Olson, New Orleans Advocate, Popehat, Conor Friedersdorf, John Blake, Colleges and Universities, Keith Whittington, Sarah Lawrence


Durham Dreamed of a Transit Line. Duke University All but Killed It.

A 20-year battle to bring light rail to Durham and help its working class is probably over, after the university vetoed a route across its property.
Tags: News, North Carolina, Railroads, Durham, University Of North Carolina, Duke University, Urban Areas, Colleges and Universities, North Carolina Central University, Transit Systems, Area Planning and Renewal, Durham (NC, Durham Dreamed


‘Pied Piper’ of College Admissions Scam Had All the Answers

Rick Singer built a national brand appealing to parents’ worries about their children’s college prospects. He said he had the secrets to admission.
Tags: News, Cheating, Singer, Pied Piper, Colleges and Universities, Tests and Examinations, Admissions Standards, Rick Singer, College Admissions Scandal (2019, William (1960-


‘I Put My Work In’: Honest Applicants Await College Admissions Results

Unlike the parents indicted by federal prosecutors last week in the college admissions scandal, these students have followed the rules.
Tags: News, Cheating, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, College Admissions Scandal (2019, Honest Applicants Await College Admissions Results


‘I Put My Work In’: Honest College Applicants Await Their Fates

Unlike the parents indicted by federal prosecutors last week in the college admissions scandal, these students have followed the rules.
Tags: News, Cheating, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, College Admissions Scandal (2019


The Moral Wages of the College Admissions Mania

Just what is all this scheming and obsession with status teaching children?
Tags: News, Parenting, Ivy League, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards


Wait, How Did You Get Into College?

How first-generation students learn about the myth of meritocracy.
Tags: News, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, College Admissions Scandal (2019




Formerly Homeless Student Gets Into 17 Colleges, on His Own

“I think it is unfair that people could just buy their way in,” the student, Dylan Chidick, said of the admissions scandal that has roiled the country.
Tags: News, Colleges and Universities, Tests and Examinations, Admissions Standards, Dylan Chidick


College Admissions: Vulnerable, Exploitable, and to Many Americans, Broken

The admissions fraud investigation is just the latest in a string of revelations that have eroded trust in what is portrayed as a meritocratic system.
Tags: News, Cheating, Bribery and Kickbacks, Frauds and Swindling, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards


Status Anxiety and the Scam Economy

In a stratified society, people will do desperate things to seem successful.
Tags: News, Cheating, Lying, United States, Singer, Holmes, Dan, McFarland, Mallory, Theranos Inc, Frauds and Swindling, Colleges and Universities, Fyre Media Inc, Billy (1991-, Elizabeth (1984-, Delvey


How Much Does Getting Into an Elite College Actually Matter?

Certain kinds of students — but not the privileged and the wealthy — benefit greatly from a selective university.
Tags: News, Research, Bribery and Kickbacks, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards


Your Money: Another Admissions Advantage for the Affluent: Just Pay Full Price

No need to donate buildings or pay bribes. At Boston University, Carleton, George Washington and Wesleyan, merely paying full tuition can offer a leg up.
Tags: News, Boston University, Wesleyan, Personal Finances, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, Financial Aid (Education, Carleton George Washington


College Cheating Scandal Shows a Standardized Test Isn’t Always a Fair One

Once sacrosanct, the SAT and ACT have become optional at hundreds of colleges. Will the admissions bribery scandal make them even less relevant?
Tags: News, Cheating, College Board, Colleges and Universities, Tests and Examinations, Kaplan Inc, SAT (College Admission Test, ACT (Examination, Grading of Students, College Admissions Scandal (2019


Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

For years, U.S.C. worked to overcome a reputation as a party school for rich students, and became a top-tier university. Lately, it has been at the center of one scandal after another.
Tags: News, Cheating, Singer, University Of Southern California, Bribery and Kickbacks, Colleges and Universities, Admissions Standards, Football (College, Coaches and Managers, College Admissions Scandal (2019, William (1960-