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.
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 tennis coach Gordon Ernst at least $120,000 to have his daughter designated as a tennis recruit for the Washington D.C.
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.
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.
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.
BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach who took bribes in exchange for helping unqualified kids into the school was sentenced Wednesday to six months in home confinement after cooperating with authorities investigating the college admissions scandal.
BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California who created fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the sprawling college admissions bribery scheme avoided prison time Tuesday after helping convict others in the case.
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department.
BOSTON (AP) — A father was acquitted Thursday of charges that he paid off a Georgetown University tennis coach to get his daughter into the school in the final trial linked to the explosive college admissions bribery scandal.
BOSTON (AP) — A father accused of bribing a Georgetown University tennis coach to help get his daughter into the school is set to face jurors in the final case linked to the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal to go to trial.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s public universities will no longer require applicants supply ACT or SAT test scores.
The Bismarck Tribune reported Friday that the North Dakota Board of Higher Education has voted to permanently drop the requirements beginning with applicants for the fall 2023 semester.
BOSTON (AP) — Two men convicted of buying their kids’ way into top universities will stay out of prison while they appeal their cases in the college admissions bribery scheme, a Boston judge ordered Thursday.
BOSTON (AP) — An accountant who worked for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery case has avoided prison for his role in the sweeping scheme.
Thousands of high school students in China learned Friday that COVID-19 restrictions will prevent them from taking Advanced Placement exams that many prepared for to improve their chances of attending college in the U.S.
BOSTON (AP) — A parent caught up in Operation Varsity Blues — the nationwide college admissions bribery scandal — was sentenced Wednesday to nine weeks in prison, one year of supervised release and 100 hours of community service.
The pandemic upended what it meant to be a college student as newfound barriers to learning cropped up in spring 2020: In-person classes were forced online, family obligations became more pronounced and economic difficulties spread.
BOSTON (AP) — A California couple was sentenced to eight weeks in prison on Thursday after pleading guilty to paying $25,000 to cheat on their son’s college admissions test.
Dr. Gregory Colburn, 63, and Amy Colburn, 52, of Palo Alto, were the 16th and 17th parents to be sentenced in the sprawling bribery scandal.
HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — A retired U.S. Army lieutenant general will serve as the next president of Hampton University.
Darrell K. Williams will succeed William Harvey, who has served in the role since 1978, the Daily Press reported Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Florida prep school administrator was sentenced to federal prison and a decorated water polo coach at the University of Southern California was swiftly convicted by a jury in a busy Friday in Boston federal court in the long running college admissions bribery scandal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will join a Supreme Court that is both more diverse than ever and more conservative than it's been since the 1930s.
BOSTON (AP) — A former water polo coach at the University of Southern California facing bribery and fraud charges was just doing what he could to raise money for his dominant, championship-winning program as athletic officials at the elite Los Angeles school had demanded, defense lawyers argued Thursday as the latest trial in the sprawling college bribery scandal wrapped up in Boston federal court.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson said Wednesday that if confirmed to the Supreme Court she'd sit out an affirmative action lawsuit over Harvard's admission policies because she is a member of the school's board.
In a move that squarely places California’s public universities at the forefront of the national trend to drop standardized tests, the Cal State university system will eliminate SAT and ACT exams from admission requirements, officials decided Wednesday.
BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a former water polo coach at the University of Southern California, has been postponed after the presiding judge contracted the coronavirus, a court official confirmed Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A national leader in the number of Black graduates accepted by medical schools has a new early acceptance agreement with one of Louisiana’s largest medical schools.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's become almost commonplace viewing: A woman nominated for the Supreme Court appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Four of the last seven nominees to the high court have been women.
BOSTON (AP) — The head of a private equity firm and former Staples Inc. executive convicted of bribery and fraud charges for trying to pay more than $1.2 million to buy his three children's way into elite universities asked the court Friday to allow him to remain free pending his appeal.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers have agreed to legislation that could let the University of California, Berkeley accept thousands more students this fall after a judicial freeze on enrollment in a dispute with residents over growth.
BOSTON (AP) — A decorated former water polo coach at the University of Southern California accepted thousands of dollars in bribes to fake athletic credentials and designate college applicants as water polo recruits so they could gain admission into the elite Los Angeles school, prosecutors argued as the latest trial in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal opened Thursday in Boston federal court.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma will accept more nursing students in an effort to offset a shortage of nurses in the state.
The university will accept 100% of qualified nursing applicants this year, 555 students, up from 366 students accepted in 2021 ,which was about 62% of qualified applicants, OU President Joseph Harroz said Tuesday.
The University of California, Berkeley was ordered by the state Supreme Court on Thursday to freeze its undergraduate enrollment at 2020-21 levels, meaning it will have to accept at least 3,000 fewer students than planned for in the upcoming academic year.
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Smith College President Kathleen McCartney said Friday she plans to step down in June 2023 after 10 years at the helm, becoming the latest leader of a high-profile Massachusetts college to announce plans to leave their position.
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The University of North Alabama has become the first school in the state to begin a direct-admission partnership with a medical school in the southern Caribbean.
The university, located in northwest Alabama, has started a new program that will let qualified graduates who meet requirements gain immediate admission to St.
BOSTON (AP) — A former Staples Inc. executive convicted of trying to bribe his three children’s way into elite universities was sentenced to serve 15 months in federal prison on Wednesday, the longest sentence so far handed down in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal.
America’s elite colleges are facing growing calls to end the decades-old tradition of giving an admissions boost to the children of alumni — a practice that critics say is rooted in racism and bestows an unfair advantage to students who need it least.
BOSTON (AP) — A former casino executive who was one of just two parents to go to trial in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal was sentenced Wednesday to serve one year and one day in federal prison, the stiffest sentence so far handed down in the case, federal prosecutors said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Republican leader of the Indiana House has resigned his executive position with the organization that runs the SAT college admissions test, saying he wants to focus on his legislative duties.
WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, the Supreme Court moved to the left or right only as far as Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Anthony Kennedy allowed.
They held pivotal votes on a court closely divided between liberals and conservatives.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A consultant hired as part of a legal settlement has released recommendations for the Oregon State Hospital to at least temporarily ease a crisis of slow admissions and overwhelmed capacity.
ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A university in Michigan said Friday it erroneously notified students that they would receive top tuition awards, just days after another school in the state said its prospective students were mistakenly told they had won full-ride scholarships.
California State University, the largest-four year university system in the country, is poised to eliminate SAT and ACT standardized tests from its undergraduate admissions process, following a trend in higher education over concerns that the exams are unfair to minority and low-income students.
The SAT exam will move from paper and pencil to a digital format, administrators announced Tuesday, saying the shift will boost its relevancy as more colleges make standardized tests optional for admission.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to review a challenge to the consideration of race in college admission decisions, often known as affirmative action. With three new conservative justices on the court since its last review, the practice may be facing its greatest threat yet.
The conservative-dominated Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to the consideration of race in college admissions, adding affirmative action to major cases on abortion, guns, religion and COVID-19 already on the agenda.
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has begun including international students in its need-blind admissions policy.
The new policy announced Wednesday makes Dartmouth one of six U.S. colleges that offer need-blind admissions to all undergraduate applicants while also meeting 100% of their demonstrated need, regardless of citizenship, officials said.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University Health has given an $8.75 million grant to Ivy Tech Community College to expand its nursing program and increase student enrollment.
Ivy Tech will use the money to pay faculty and recruit staff, buy equipment and fund support services for students, the two organizations said Tuesday in a joint announcement.
Applying to college typically comes with some uncertainty, but this year’s applicants are tackling one additional question: What should you do when a pandemic has limited what goes into your college applications?
BOSTON (AP) — A California couple accused of paying $25,000 to cheat on their son's college admissions test abruptly agreed to plead guilty on Wednesday, six weeks before they were set to go on trial in federal court.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University has begun taking applications for its next president.
Interested parties have until Feb. 11 to apply “for full consideration,” according to a presidential search timeline, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.
Students will be able to apply to Harvard University without submitting SAT or ACT scores for at least the next four years, the Ivy League school announced Thursday, extending a policy many colleges have adopted during the pandemic and that a growing number are keeping for years to come.