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Teen Who Got Into 20 Schools Wants Apology From TV Anchor

Michael Brown's mom says Holly Morris hasn't said sorry for calling applications 'obnoxious'

(Newser) - Amid the overwhelmingly positive reactions to Micheal Brown's college feat—the Houston teen has gotten full rides to 20 top schools—came an unwelcome one: An anchor and contributor on Fox 5 in Washington, DC, branded his decision to apply to so many schools as "a little ridiculous"... More »

He Got Full Rides to 20 Schools. TV Anchors Called It 'Ridiculous'

Some say DC journos were racially motivated in remarks about Michael Brown

(Newser) - One might think a high school senior called the "best thing in Texas" by Texas Monthly , and who got accepted to 20 colleges —some of which were Ivy Leagues, and all of which offered him a full ride with grants and scholarships—would receive universal praise in the... More »

Stanford Accepts Teen With Unusual Application Answer

Ziad Ahmed simply wrote '#BlackLivesMatter' 100 times in answer to one question

(Newser) - Repeating the same phrase 100 times on your college application wouldn't seem, at first glance, to be a winning strategy for gaining acceptance to a highly competitive school. But for Ziad Ahmed, it was part of what got him into Stanford, CBS News reports, with the university calling the... More »

Vassar Accidentally Accepts 76 Students It Rejected

'System error' gave false hope to rejected applicants

(Newser) - This weekend, for a few hours, 76 students thought they had been accepted to Vassar College—though, in reality, they had been rejected. The early-decision applicants saw the erroneous acceptance letter when checking their application statuses online; a placeholder "test letter" was mistakenly not replaced and was seen by... More »

20 Students Nabbed in NY SAT Scam

They were paid to take tests for others: Investigators

(Newser) - Twenty students linked to five Long Island high schools have been charged with being part of an SAT test-taking scam. They were accused of accepting payments to take the SAT and ACT college entrance exams posing as other students over the last three years. A principal at one of the... More »

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