Education
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Path to Harvard stays steeper for some

Education | A judge rules against Asian American students denied admission because of race
by Laura Edghill
Posted 10/09/19, 04:54 pm

Harvard University has prevailed in a lawsuit against its acceptance policies, but the court proceedings revealed obvious bias in how the Ivy League school makes admissions decisions.

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A piece of the college sports pie

Education | California passes law requiring schools to allow payments to student-athletes
by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/02/19, 03:38 pm

Student-athletes who already receive substantial college scholarships could also profit from endorsement deals under a new California law that has the potential to remake college sports.

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Off-balance instruction

Education | The federal government warns colleges about pro-Islam, anti-Semitic courses
by Mary Jackson
Posted 9/25/19, 03:28 pm

A Middle Eastern studies program may lose its federal funding for emphasizing cultural content and Islam over language instruction.

The federal government gives $235,000 a year to the joint Middle Eastern studies program at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The money, appropriated under Title VI of the Education Act of 1965, is supposed to help colleges teach foreign languages to students in furtherance of U.S. security and economic interests.

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