ADMISSIONS & STUDENT AID

Applicants Want Mix of Old and New Technology in Recruitment, Survey Finds

Teenagers still find printed letters to be helpful, and while they often want colleges to text them on their smartphones, sometimes they don’t.

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STUDENTS

Protecting Student Journalists in a New-Media Era

A campaign for state laws guaranteeing the First Amendment rights of student journalists portrays unrestricted campus newspapers as a welcome antidote to unaccountable social media.

GOVERNMENT

U.S. House Backs New Bid to Require ‘National Interest’ Certification for NSF Grants

The bill's Republican sponsor says it's meant to ensure that the grant process is transparent and accountable. Opponents see it as "another anti-science piece of legislation."

THE TICKER

10 Percent of Ursinus College Students Have the Same Mystery Illness

The number of students who have fallen ill with gastrointestinal distress at the Pennsylvania institution stands at a whopping 174.

THE TICKER

Wellesley College Names Its First Black President

Paula Johnson, a professor at Harvard Medical School, will take the helm of the Massachusetts campus on July 1.

THE TICKER

Fraternity Releases Findings on Racist Chant by Oklahoma Chapter

The national office of Sigma Alpha Epsilon said it had polled all its collegiate members and "cannot confirm" that the fraternity originated the chant.Chronicle of Higher Education