(WASHINGTON) -- In her 2003 opinion upholding affirmative action in higher education, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor famously predicted that in 25 years "the use of racial preferences will no longer be necessary" in America. Next week, years after that milestone and with... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Amidst the nation's latest resurgence in COVID-19 infections, new forecast models used by the CDC show that daily hospital admission levels and new virus-related deaths in the U.S. are projected to continue increasing over the next four weeks. The forecast comes as a... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For the first time in months, daily hospital admission levels and new COVID-19 related deaths in the United States are both projected to increase over the next four weeks, according to updated forecast models used by the Centers for Disease Control... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- A bill introduced in Congress Wednesday by Democratic lawmakers seeks to end legacy admissions at many U.S. colleges and universities. The so-called Fair College Admissions for Students Act would amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to bar institutions of higher education that... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- The U.S. Supreme Court will once again revisit the legality of affirmative action in higher education, after last upholding the decades-old precedent in 2016. On Monday, the high court said it would take up a pair of cases that challenge the use of... Read More.
(BOSTON) -- A guilty verdict was reached Friday afternoon in the trial of John Wilson and Gamal Abdelaziz, two wealthy fathers charged with paying bribes to secure prestigious college spots for their kids under false pretenses. Wilson and Abdelaziz were the first defendants among about five... Read More.
(BOSTON) — Rhode Island tennis legend Gordon Ernst, who formerly coached at Georgetown, has agreed to plead guilty in connection with his role in the college admissions cheating scheme that embroiled actress Lori Loughlin and other high-profile people, according to a court document filed... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 642,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.5 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by... Read More.
WSU NO LONGER REQUIRES SAT/ACT SCORES As the COVID 19 pandemic kept schools closed for the better part of the entire year and disrupted the studies of students across the country, many public universities made submitting SAT and Act scores optional for students applying... Read More.
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(BOSTON) -- Peter Brand, the former fencing coach at Harvard, and Jie Zhao, a Maryland businessman, were arrested Monday morning and charged with conspiracy.This case is separate from the so-called "Varsity Blues" investigation but... Read More.
By AARON KATERSKY, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A federal appeals court has found no federal civil rights violation in Harvard's admissions process, in a ruling that upholds a district court decision and puts the case "on track" to head to... Read More.
(BOSTON) -- Lori Loughlin began serving her two month prison sentence Friday for her role in the Varsity Blues college admissions cheating scheme, a source familiar with the case told ABC News. The former Full House actress reported to... Read More.