University of Iowa Becomes First Public U.S. College to Include…

Though the California school system considered doing it earlier this year, the University of Iowa has in fact become the first public university to start asking incoming-freshmen about their sexual orientation. University officials say that the optional questions about sexual orientation were included on admissions… » 12/13/12 10:00am 12/13/12 10:00am

Alum Tells Smith College to Quit Admitting Poors

In recent years, Smith College has been making efforts to improve its diversity. But one alum isn't happy about this. She would like less diversity, please — and she's written a letter warning Smith about the dire consequences of admitting fewer rich white ladies. » 2/24/12 4:35pm 2/24/12 4:35pm

16-Year-Old Girl Sends MIT Admission Letter on a Jaunty Space Mission

What did you do with your college acceptance letters that you no doubt received at the tardy age of 18? Frame them? How utterly terrestrial of you. 16-year-old Erin King, answering the challenge to "hack" the cardboard tube that MIT sealed her Early Action admission letter in, sent it to near-space on a balloon,… » 2/06/12 10:20am 2/06/12 10:20am