Jan 18th, 2012
9:55 am
January 18th, 2012 | City
Columbia drug dealers face varying sentences

Just over a year after five Columbia students were busted for running a drug ring out of the school’s dorms and fraternities, the last of the five has pleaded guilty, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Starting in July 2010, an undercover police officer purchased over $11,000 in drugs from the students over a five-month period […]

Jan 15th, 2012
10:45 pm
January 15th, 2012 | University
New Harvard admin focuses on global strategy

As Yale-NUS College prepares to open in fall 2013, Harvard has created an administrative position that will examine the university’s “global engagement.” Harvard Business School Professor Krishna Palepu was named President Drew Gilpin Faust’s senior adviser for global strategy on Wednesday, the Crimson reported. Palepu will work to implement the recommendations of Harvard’s International Strategy […]

Jan 15th, 2012
9:40 pm
January 15th, 2012 | University
Early admissions get tougher at elite schools

At least when it comes to early applications, it’s hard out there for a WASP. A larger, more diverse group of early applicants to America’s most elite universities has made early admission more elusive, especially for students from Northeastern prep schools, according to a New York Times article Friday. In the past, prep schools dominated […]

Dec 19th, 2011
9:55 pm
December 19th, 2011 | University
Cornell to build engineering campus in NYC

Cornell University has won a bid to build an engineering campus in New York City, Bloomberg reported today. The competition began in July when New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg invited proposals for a campus for engineering and applied science. Bloomberg announced that Cornell won the competition — which featured proposals from 15 other schools, […]

Dec 16th, 2011
9:47 pm
December 16th, 2011 | University
Yale accepts 675 early applicants

Yale admitted 675 of the 4,304 early applicants for admission to the class of 2016, yielding a 15.7 percent acceptance rate for early action candidates, according to statistics released to alumni interviewers. Of the early applicant pool, 2,394 students have been deferred for regular decision and 1,180 were denied admission. The 15.7 percent early acceptance […]

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