Who’s Taking College Spots From Top Asian Americans? Privileged Whites. – ProPublica

The Trump administration is preparing to investigate whether Asian Americans are treated unfairly as a result of admissions policies intended to boost the chances of other racial minorities. That inquiry should also look at colleges’ other major affirmative action effort — lower admission standards for applicants whose parents are alumni or major donors. by Daniel […]

Struggling Americans Once Sought Greener Pastures—Now They’re Stuck – WSJ

WEST BRANCH, Mich.—When she graduated from high school, Taylor Tibbetts was a bright star in this small Northern Michigan town. She won an $18,000-a-year swimming scholarship to Converse College in Spartanburg, S.C., and departed for her freshman year with high hopes. Once on campus, however, she felt overwhelmed by her courses and scared and isolated […]

A Department of Education official suggested that “90 percent” of all campus rapes aren’t real – Salon.com

As Besty DeVos prepares to meet with sexual assault advocacy groups — an approach criticized for its planned meetings with those accused of rape — a top official at the Department of Education suggested “90 percent” of sexual assault allegations on college campuses, “fall into the category of ‘we were both drunk,’” in an interview. Candice E. Jackson, […]

The Most Useful Language for English Speakers to Learn, According to an Economist

So you want to learn a second language to hep advance your career, but you have no idea which one would benefit you the most. If you were to ask an economist, this is probably what they’d tell you. Over at Quartz, Emily Oster, an associate professor of economics at Brown University, recommends two languages […]

Fifteen Percent Of Undergrad Women At UT Austin Reported Being Raped, Survey Finds

Image via AP. A survey from the University of Texas at Austin found that fifteen percent of all undergraduate female students said they’ve been raped, the Dallas Morning News reports. To wit, the survey found that one in seven students said they were “raped, either through force, threat of force, incapacitation or other forms of […]

Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans – The Washington Post

President Trump listens as Education Secretary Betsy DeVos speaks during a meeting with parents and teachers on Feb. 14 at the White House. (Evan Vucci/AP) Days after a report on federal student loans revealed a double-digit rise in defaults, President Trump’s administration revoked federal guidance Thursday that barred student debt collectors from charging high fees on […]

Morehouse College President: We Got Played

Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images There is an old African proverb that has been passed down from the ancestors through generations of black people that goes like this: “Never trust anyone who lets people put their feet on the couch.” After meeting with the Trump administration for two days and reviewing Cheddar Bob’s executive order on HBCUs, […]