Ivy League

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College Paper Busts Open Story on Sexual Misconduct Scandal

Dartmouth has placed 3 psych professors on paid leave

(Newser) - Three Ivy League professors are on paid leave while multiple New Hampshire law-enforcement agencies investigate "serious" allegations of sexual misconduct against them, the Boston Globe reports. According to the New York Times , the professors are Bill Kelley, Todd Heatherton, and Paul Whalen of Dartmouth College's Department of Psychological... More »

New College Rankings, With Emphasis on Value

MIT tops the Ivies in new WalletHub ranking

(Newser) - What college provides the best bang for the buck? It may be a subjective question, but WalletHub crunches data on everything from tuition and student-faculty ratio to student debt and graduates' salaries at nearly 1,000 colleges and universities for its new ranking. The Ivy League is well represented in... More »

Teen's Prom Date? Her Harvard Acceptance Letter

Twitter goes nuts

(Newser) - Sometimes a sense of humor goes a long way. When Minnesota high school senior Priscilla Samey found herself without a prom date, she decided that instead of sulking she would just take her Harvard acceptance letter to the dance. The daughter of Togolese immigrants says she got the idea from... More »

Top Universities Accept All 4 Ohio Quadruplets

Harvard, Yale both want the 'Fantastic Four'

(Newser) - Quadruplet brothers in Ohio have all been accepted at some of the nation's top universities, including both Yale and Harvard. The Wade brothers of the northern Cincinnati suburb of Liberty Township say they have been notified in recent days of acceptances from a number of notable schools. Lakota East... More »

Every Single School in the Ivy League Wants This Girl

Ifeoma White-Thorpe wants to study biology, but says her poetry got her in

(Newser) - Ifeoma White-Thorpe is going places. Two years ago, the New Jersey teen won the grand prize in the National Liberty Museum Selma Speech and Essay Contest (watch her recite it on YouTube ), she's aced all of her AP classes, she's president of her high school's student... More »

Student Caught in Ivy League Admissions Lie

She had become a sensation in South Korea media as 'Genius Girl'

(Newser) - An Ivy League hoax has unraveled, one that illustrates South Korea's "twisted obsession with degrees," in the words of AsiaOne . It involves a teenage girl at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia, one of the nation's top high schools—the kind... More »

Chicago Valedictorian Gets Into 26 Colleges

Arianna Alexander settles on the University of Pennsylvania

(Newser) - For many high school students, deciding on a college comes down to one or two schools. For Arianna Alexander of Chicago, it came down to more than two dozen—including most of the Ivy League. Chicago's WLS-TV reports that after being accepted to 26 schools (including six Ivies), the... More »

Ivy Applicants Coached to Be 'Less Asian'

Coaches help applicants beat 'bamboo ceiling' and get into elite colleges

(Newser) - Asian-American groups recently filed a federal complaint against Harvard, claiming the university holds Asian applicants to higher standards. But while that complaint is pending, the Boston Globe reports that breaking the "bamboo ceiling" is a thriving business, with coaches often advising applicants to appear, well … "less Asian,... More »

Ivy League Produces 'Timid' Grads With No Souls

New Republic essay urges parents to send their kids elsewhere

(Newser) - A former Yale professor serves up a damning essay in the New Republic about elite education in general and the Ivy League in particular, urging parents to send their kids elsewhere if they want them to become authentic individuals. Yes, Ivy League grads are smart and driven in their particular... More »

Teen Who Got Into Every Ivy Makes His Pick

He says Yale is best for his passions of music, medicine

(Newser) - Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Pennsylvania are out of luck: The Long Island teenager who scored the amazing feat of being accepted by all eight Ivy League schools has picked Yale, saying a campus visit where he "met geniuses from all over the world... More »

14 Celebs Who Are Ivy Leaguers

Some of them may surprise you

(Newser) - Hey, who said stars can't also be smart? PopSugar rounds up 28 celebrities who attended Ivy League schools. A sampling, all of whom graduated:
  • Lupita Nyong'o: Has her master's in drama from Yale.
  • John Legend: Graduated from UPenn with an English degree.
  • Meryl Streep: Got her MFA
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Teen Gets Into Every Single Ivy League School

Kwasi Enin's achievement is as rare as you'd expect

(Newser) - There are eight Ivy League colleges, and Kwasi Enin can have his pick. The 17-year-old has managed to get into every single one, a feat officially achieved with last week's acceptance from Harvard. USA Today confirms that it saw scanned copies of all the "congratulations" letters (from Brown,... More »

About 60 Harvard Students Withdraw in Cheating Inquiry

A lot athletes reportedly were caught

(Newser) - A school investigation into widespread cheating on a final exam last year at Harvard has forced about 60 students to withdraw from school, reports Reuters . Some, if not all, might be able to return at some point. The trouble began last year when a professor noticed that a lot of... More »

China Family Sues Over Ivy League Promises

They paid $2.2M to education consultant

(Newser) - The Boston Globe picks up on a lawsuit that illustrates just how lucrative the growing field of "admissions-consulting" can be. Two parents from China paid $2.2 million over two years to a consultant who promised to help their two teenage sons get into Harvard. It didn't work,... More »

Princeton: We'll Suspend Freshmen Who Rush Frats

About 15% of school's student body is in a frat or sorority

(Newser) - So much for those wild and crazy first few weeks of college. In keeping with a belief that fraternities and sororities promote social exclusiveness, Princeton University says any freshman who joins, rushes, or pledges to a Greek organization starting this fall will face suspension. The Ivy League school has a... More »

Gross Hazing Charges Rock Dartmouth

College charges 27 after senior claims pledges forced to swim in vomit

(Newser) - Dartmouth College is in a tizzy over allegations of some seriously sick hazing at one of its fraternities. Former Sigma Alpha Epsilon member Andrew Lohse caused an uproar with a school newspaper column describing how pledges were pressured to swim in kiddie pools filled with puke and rotten food. The... More »

Students Revolt Against Big Bank Recruiting

Protests spread across Ivy League campuses

(Newser) - Half of those surveyed in Harvard's class of 2010 went into finance or consulting; at the University of Pennsylvania, the figure was even higher—and some students are fed up with the "brain drain." Inspired in part by the Occupy movement, students have launched protests against recruiting... More »

Top Colleges Steer Grads Away from Wall Street

Students, staff encourage grads to expand horizons

(Newser) - For many seniors at elite US universities, Wall Street provides a straightforward path to a job—particularly since big banks often dominate campus recruiting. But recently, fellow students and staff alike have urged graduating classes to consider a wider array of options, the Los Angeles Times reports. A nationwide campaign... More »

Ivy League Offers False Hope to Kids It Won't Accept

Elite universities profit from acting interested in unqualified students

(Newser) - Ivy League schools cram high school students' mailboxes full with glossy recruitment packages, only to greet them weeks later with far less appealing rejection letters. Critics say elite universities like Harvard and Columbia set up potential applicants for disappointment by wooing them with pamphlets, posters, and promise, pocketing hefty application... More »

Post-Harvard Bummer: You Have to Clean Your Own Toilet

Oh, yeah, and actually show up for work

(Newser) - Get ready for the real world, Harvard seniors: You're actually going to have to show up for work, and you're—whoah!—going to have to clean your own bathroom. Who knew the world could be so harsh? But that's the straight dope from one of Harvard'... More »

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