When College-bound Kids Have Their Acceptances Revoked

(How Stuff Works ) By Julia Layton — Millions of college-bound high-school seniors, from across the United States, just lost interest in school. January was a milestone on the traditional path to higher learning. For most U.S. colleges, applications were due. Early-decision candidates, who applied back in November, found out if they’re attending their first-choice schools. After […]

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Harvard withdraws 10 acceptances for ‘offensive’ memes in private group chat

(The Washington Post) by Samantha Schmidt. The Facebook messaging group was at one point titled “Harvard memes for horny bourgeois teens.” It began when about 100 members of Harvard College’s incoming freshman class contacted each other through the university’s official Class of 2021 Facebook group. They created a messaging group where students could share memes about popular culture — a growing trend […]

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Ivy League admission letters just went out — here are the acceptance rates for the class of 2021

(Business Insider) by Abby Jackson. At 5 p.m. ET on Thursday, hundreds of thousands of anxious high schoolers found out if they were accepted or rejected into the Ivy League. Here’s what we know about who got in: Brown University accepted 2,722 from 32,724 applicants, according to a school representative. The admissions rate for the class of 2021 was 8.3%. Last year, Brown accepted 2,919 of 32,390 applicants, […]

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