Former Harvard coach, Md. businessman acquitted in college bribery case
A former Harvard fencing coach was acquitted of charges related to an admissions scandal.
Affirmative action in jeopardy after justices raise doubts
The future of affirmative action in higher education is on the table as the Supreme Court wades into the admissions programs at the nation's oldest public and private universities.
Supreme Court defers Harvard case on race in college admissions
With abortion and guns already on the agenda, the Supreme Court is considering adding a third blockbuster issue — whether to ban consideration of race in college admissions.
California settles race, education discrimination case
Welcome to Monday, the 32nd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Hustler Magazine Inc. v. Falwell that the First Amendment rights to free speech and press prevent public figures from collecting damages for intentional infliction of emotional distress based on parodies of them. Here are some news items for the start of the week. […]
UMES pilot program would not use SAT, ACT scores in admissions
In a year-long pilot program, the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore will not use standardized test scores as part of its admissions process. The university joins a growing number of institutions that are uncoupling admissions decisions from students’ scores on the SAT and ACT examinations. The pilot program, which received preliminary approval from a University […]
Stock-scam investigation spurs college-admissions inquiry
Welcome to Monday, the 65th anniversary of Roger Bannister breaking the four-minute mile. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Alleged stock-scam mastermind alerted prosecutors to college-admissions scandal. — Former managers of French company face moral-harassment charges in employee suicides. — A printer repair person’s alleged tardiness prompts federal la[...]
Huffman, Loughlin briefly appear in court for college scam
BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin appeared in federal court alongside other wealthy parents Wednesday to face charges in the college bribery scandal that has roiled the world of admissions and amplified complaints the system is stacked in favor of the rich.The two actresses and Loughlin’s fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, […]
Parents could face tax charges, big fines in admissions scam
A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say.
Fingerprinting lawyers reveals past convictions
Welcome to Monday, the 56th anniversary of the premiere of the television soap opera “General Hospital.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — California’s mandatory fingerprinting of lawyers reveals past convictions. — In trial testimony, ex-Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nevada, explains conflicting reasons for leaving Senate. — Pacific Gas and Electric Co.[...]
Prosecutors drop cases against Trump inauguration protesters
Welcome to Monday, the 385th anniversary of the formal founding of the Maryland colony. Happy Maryland Day! Here are some news items to get your week started: — Prosecutors drop inauguration protest cases. — Prosecutors widen college admissions investigation. — Prosecutor presses for shorter parole and probation, calling supervised release a “tripwire.” — Prosec[...]