college admissions http://wrkf.org en University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules http://wrkf.org/post/university-texas-can-continue-affirmative-action-court-rules A federal appellate court in Texas has ruled that the state's flagship university can continue to use race as a factor in admissions.<p>"To deny UT Austin its limited use of race in its search for holistic diversity would hobble the richness of the educational experience," Judge Patrick Higginbotham <a href="http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/09/09-50822-CV2.pdf" target="_blank">wrote</a> for a split panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.<p>The case, <em>Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin</em>, had been closely watched because it has already reached the Supreme Court. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:22:00 +0000 editor 29446 at http://wrkf.org University Of Texas Can Continue Affirmative Action, Court Rules College Applicants Sweat The SATs. Perhaps They Shouldn't http://wrkf.org/post/college-applicants-sweat-sats-perhaps-they-shouldnt With spring fast approaching, many American high school seniors are now waiting anxiously to hear whether they got into the college or university of their choice. For many students, their scores on the SAT or the ACT will play a big role in where they get in.<p>That's because those standardized tests remain a central part in determining which students get accepted at many schools. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:29:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 22701 at http://wrkf.org College Applicants Sweat The SATs. Perhaps They Shouldn't More Angst For College Applicants: A Glitchy Common App http://wrkf.org/post/more-angst-college-applicants-glitchy-common-app For many high school students this year, the already stressful process of applying to college has been made far worse by major technical malfunctions with the Common Application, an online application portal used by hundreds of colleges and universities.<p>"It's been stressful, to be honest," says Freya James, a senior in Atlanta applying to five schools — all early admissions. The Common App has been a nightmare, the 17-year-old says.<p>"No one likes applying to college anyway, and this is supposed to help and it's made it worse," she says. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:54:00 +0000 Eric Westervelt 17558 at http://wrkf.org More Angst For College Applicants: A Glitchy Common App