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Last summer, the United States Supreme Court ruled on affirmative action, deciding the University of Texas at Austin can consider race among many other factors in admissions. Meanwhile, a small, private college in Poughkeepsie, New York has found another way to enroll and graduate more high-performing, low-income minority students.
Rhode Island is offering free community college to some qualified students. On Thursday, lawmakers approved a new state budget that makes community college tuition-free for recent high school graduates who enroll full-time, maintain at least a 2.5 grade-point average and stay in Rhode Island for two years after graduation.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions attends a meeting on Capitol Hill. (Getty Images/Mark Wilson)
The Trump administration wants to investigate discrimination against Asian-American college applicants. The Justice Department is reopening an investigation into a complaint that was filed against Harvard accusing the Ivy League school of racial discrimination in its admissions practices.
Summer melt. That's what college counselors call it when high school students make a tuition deposit at the end of their senior year, but don't start their freshman year in college. It's a major problem in the U.S., especially for low-income, first generation college students. Now, a Boston-based nonprofit is taking a tech-savvy approach to combat summer melt.
President Donald Trump’s unexpected this week about banning transgender people from serving in the military has left private military colleges are scrambling to understand what this new policy would mean.