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  • The New Way Colleges Review Applications

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 06/12/2017

    "Committee-based" system -- pioneered at Penn -- changes how applicants are first judged at a growing number of competitive colleges.

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  • The Telltale Data That Can Identify College Students at Risk

    • The New York Times
    • 06/07/2017

    The group uses data to predict where students may go wrong so they can receive extra help in those areas. The universities experimented with a variety of programs, like creating peer groups of students who would otherwise get lost, or helping them make good class choices and get remedial help....

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  • Wolverine Pathways making U-M more accessible to inner-city youth

    • The University Record
    • 05/10/2017

    The students participate in fall and winter sessions, each consisting of eight Saturdays of project-based, hands-on courses, as well as intensive math and speech and communication arts courses. They also participate in a 16-day summer session consisting of daylong, Monday-Thursday courses over...

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  • Money to prep poor kids for college? Sorry, wrong font

    • The Washington Post
    • 05/10/2017

    Dozens of universities and organizations that applied for federal grants to help young people from poor families prepare for college were turned down by the U.S. Education Department because of mistakes that consisted mostly of incorrect margins, the wrong font or lack of double-spacing.

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  • Demanding Results on Transfer

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 05/09/2017

    Unusual foundation grant will pay for community colleges and four-year institutions to improve their transfer pathways, with goal of 30 percent bump in four-year degrees earned by community college graduates.

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  • The Most Polarized Freshman Class in Half a Century

    • The Atlantic
    • 05/04/2017

    College freshmen are more politically polarized today than they have been in the last 51 years, new survey results show.

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  • Elite colleges can afford to enroll more low-income students

    • CNN
    • 05/03/2017

    The report calls on colleges to enroll more low-income students so that they make up at least 20% of the student body. Most colleges already do this, but there are 346 that fall short.

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  • Black-white grad gap vexes Mich. universities

    • Detroit News
    • 05/01/2017

    Many colleges in Michigan and across the nation struggle to graduate black students. Among the public universities in Michigan that landed on the report’s worst list were Oakland University (25.1 percentage point completion gap) and Saginaw Valley State University (26.6).

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  • Graduation Rates and Race

    • Inside Higher Ed
    • 04/26/2017

    On average, white and Asian students earn a college-level credential at a rate about 20 percentage points higher than Hispanic and black students do, a new report shows.

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  • Trump increases deportations of formerly protected DREAMers

    • USA Today
    • 04/20/2017

    The Trump administration has stepped up the deportation of undocumented immigrants who had come to the United States as children and lost their protected status, which had allowed them to stay, federal data provided to USA TODAY shows.

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