College admissions

August 02, 2018 - 4:21 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Tokyo medical school is investigating a reported allegation that it has discriminated against female applicants on grounds they tend to quit as doctors after starting families, causing staffing shortages. The Yomiuri newspaper said Thursday that Tokyo Medical University has since...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2018 - 10:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it would not encourage schools to use race as a factor in the admissions process, rescinding Obama-era guidance meant to promote diversity among students. The shift gives schools and colleges the federal government's blessing to leave...
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June 11, 2018 - 2:41 pm
DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has unveiled a program designed to attract Chinese students with high scores on a national exam in China. The gaokao is the nation's rigorous college entrance exam administered in June over two days. Nearly 10 million students are set to take the...
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French President Emmanuel Macron walks in a classroom before a televised interview in Berd'huis, south of Paris, Thursday, April 12, 2018. Macron is appearing on national television Thursday to respond to the daily concerns of the French and defend his economic policies and tax changes, which he says are aimed at modernizing the country. (Yoan Valat, Pool via AP)
April 12, 2018 - 11:50 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron declared Thursday that strikes and protests will not prevent him from overhauling the nation's economy — comments that came as train workers, hospital staff, students, retirees, lawyers and magistrates are challenging his economic vision. Macron...
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Choi Soon-sil, center, a confidante of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, arrives at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of former South Korean President Park Guen-hye has arrived at court to hear the verdict in her political corruption case. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
February 13, 2018 - 9:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A confidante accused of collaborating with South Korea's former president for personal gain was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for bribery and other crimes in a political scandal that triggered the country's first presidential impeachment and the conviction of an...
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November 24, 2017 - 10:05 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As demand rises for physician assistants in South Carolina, there are shortages both with the schools that teach them and the clinics who train them. Medical University of South Carolina Director of Physician Assistant Studies Helen Martin says she gets 1,600 applicants and...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, file photo, Cadet Simone Askew, of Fairfax, Va., who has been selected first captain of the U.S. Military Academy Corps of Cadets for the upcoming academic year, answers questions during a news conference, in West Point, NY. Askew earned another prestigious honor Sunday, Nov. 19, when she was one of 32 Americans awarded Rhodes scholarships to study at Oxford University in England. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
November 19, 2017 - 3:36 pm
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African Americans — the most ever in a single Rhodes class — as well as a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. The Rhodes Trust on Sunday announced the 32 men and women chosen for post-...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, the Justice Department headquarters building in Washington. The Trump administration is signaling that it will begin investigating universities over whether their admissions policies illegally discriminate against applicants, according to a published report. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
August 02, 2017 - 6:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Wednesday it had no broad plans to investigate whether college and university admission programs discriminate against students based on race, seeking to defray worries that a job posting signaled an effort to reverse course on affirmative action. News...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2013 file photo, the Justice Department headquarters building in Washington. The Trump administration is signaling that it will begin investigating universities over whether their admissions policies illegally discriminate against applicants, according to a published report. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
August 02, 2017 - 5:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights groups on Wednesday accused the Trump administration of "changing course on a key civil rights issue" after reports that it was launching a special project to investigate whether college and university admissions programs discriminate against students based on race...
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August 02, 2017 - 12:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is signaling that it will begin investigating universities over whether their admissions policies illegally discriminate against applicants, according to a published report. The New York Times reported late Tuesday that a recent internal Justice Department...
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