Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says “you could hardly dream up something more unfair” than forgiving student debt.
While on the campaign trail in 2020, President Biden touted the idea of cancellation up to $10,000 per person of federal student loans. The president is expected to decide on student loan forgiveness in the coming weeks. McConnel criticized Democrats for “cooking up massive bailouts for Ivy League graduates.”news.yahoo.com
Jaelin Llewellyn’s jump to Michigan: Ivy League coaches expect success
It would be the third straight season Michigan started a grad transfer at point guard. In talking with opposing Ivy League coaches, several characteristics were repeated: athletic, quick, and a top-notch scorer and distributor. (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ivy League did not play basketball during the 2020-21 season.) “He’s not a point guard who hangs around the 3-point line and hopes other guys do the dirty work,” Jaques said. “I think that’s why Ivy League grad transfers tend to do well.mlive.com
Transgender Penn swimmer Thomas ends Ivy meet with 3rd title
Lia Thomas ended an intense week of scrutiny with a hug. Seconds after edging Yale’s Iszac Henig to win the 100-meter freestyle title at the Ivy League championships Saturday, Thomas stepped out of the pool and walked to the back of the deck. After taking a moment to towel off, the transgender swimmer for Penn turned to her right and embraced Henig, a transgender man who swims for Yale’s women’s team.news.yahoo.com
Chicago schools to reopen for in-person learning
Students are poised to return to Chicago public schools after leaders of the teachers union approved a plan with the nation's third-largest district over COVID-19 safety protocols, ending a bitter standoff that canceled classes for five days. (Jan. 11)news.yahoo.com
Harvard has dropped its SAT and ACT score admission requirements until 2026, and it's a watershed move as schools debate the value of standardized testing
Applicants may send in their scores if they wish, but Harvard's decision signals a shift in how it's prepared to assess hopefuls in the future.news.yahoo.com
Stefanik emphasizes support for false election claims, Trump movement ahead of leadership vote
Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) appeared Thursday morning on the podcast of former Trump campaign and White House aide Stephen K. Bannon, where she sought to make the case that she is a reliable Trump supporter and devoted to the former president’s brand of nationalist populism.washingtonpost.com
Ivy League acceptance rates hit record lows amid COVID pandemic
Ivy League colleges have never been easy to get into, but the coronavirus pandemic has made it even tougher. Data from Harvard University, Columbia University and other elite schools revealed that a record low share of applicants were admitted. CBS Los Angeles reports.cbsnews.com
Plan to revamp police force proceeds in Ithaca, New York
Black Lives Matter is seen along East Green Street where is passes under South Aurora Street, Monday, March 22, 2021, in Ithaca, N.Y. The nationwide reexamination of policing after the killing of George Floyd has led the Ivy League town in New York to consider an ambitious and contentious plan to remake its force. A proposal would replace the 63-officer Ithaca Police Department with a new Department of Community Solutions and Public Safety. The Ithaca Common Council unanimously approved a series of reform recommendations Wednesday night that included reconstituting the city police force to add unarmed officers to handle nonviolent calls like petty thefts. AdArmed officers of the 63-officer force would be able to keep their positions, and supporters of the plan said the new unarmed officers would be able to engage more with communities distrustful of police.
Getting disadvantaged students to elite colleges
Getting disadvantaged students to elite colleges The National Education Equity Lab gives disadvantaged students who want to attend Ivy League schools access to the schools, allowing schools to reach students they weren't able to before. Leslie Cornfeld, founder and CEO of the organization, explains how the program and narrows the college access gap to CBSN's Tanya Rivero.cbsnews.com
Getting disadvantaged students to elite colleges
Getting disadvantaged students to elite colleges The National Education Equity Lab gives disadvantaged students who want to attend Ivy League schools access to the schools, allowing schools to reach students they weren't able to before. Leslie Cornfeld, founder and CEO of the organization, joins CBSN's Tanya Rivero to discuss how the program narrows the college access gap.cbsnews.com
Judge approves settlement in women's sports case at Brown
The university and attorneys for student-athletes, who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status, announced a proposed settlement Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. – A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement between Brown University and student-athletes who had challenged the Ivy League school's decision to drop several women's varsity sports. The settlement originally announced in September restores the women’s equestrian and women’s fencing teams to varsity status, and calls for an end to a 1998 legal agreement ensuring gender equity in varsity sports at Brown on Aug. 31, 2024. It stemmed from a legal challenge in June to the Providence, Rhode Island school's decision to reduce several women's varsity sports teams to club status. The 1998 agreement had stemmed from a legal challenge to Brown’s decision to cut women’s gymnastics and volleyball in the early 1990s.
Ivy League cancels winter sports because of COVID-19
The Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including mens and womens basketball. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)The Ivy League became the first Division I conference this year to cancel all winter sports, including men’s and women’s basketball. That's still well below the peak of about 2,200 deaths per day in late April,The Ivy League has tried to be in front of the virus. The Ivy League announcement affects not just basketball, but wrestling, indoor track and field, swimming, fencing and other sports. Also, Conference USA announced Rice at Louisiana Tech scheduled for Saturday had been postponed because of COVID-19 issues with La Tech.
Brown, attorneys reach settlement in women's sports fight
Brown University and attorneys for student-athletes who challenged the Ivy League school's decision to reduce several women’s varsity sports teams to club status announced a proposed settlement Thursday. In addition to restoring the women’s equestrian and women’s fencing teams to varsity status, the sides also said that a 1998 legal agreement ensuring gender equity in varsity sports at Brown would end on Aug. 31, 2024. Lynette Labinger, lead attorney for the student-athletes, called the proposed settlement bittersweet because they were not able to save all five women’s sports. Brown said it would add co-ed and women’s varsity sailing teams to maintain gender balance. The 1998 agreement had stemmed from a legal challenge to Brown’s decision to cut women’s gymnastics and volleyball in the eary 1990s.
Brown U. rebuts 'conspiracy' in fight over women's sports
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Brown University rebutted what the school calls spurious conspiracy claims" as it responded to an allegation that it is failing to comply with a 1998 agreement ensuring gender equity in sports. The Ivy League school this year announced it was cutting several varsity women's and men's sports, and reducing them to club status. The agreement stemmed from a lawsuit filed after Brown dropped womens gymnastics and volleyball as varsity sports. Brown last month released internal documents, including emails from high-ranking school officials, that Public Justice and the ACLU said show Brown wanted to undermine and dismantle the 1998 agreement. Brown President Christina Paxson said the school fully supports women's sports.
Patriot League punts on fall football as SEC leaders meet
The Patriot League joined the Ivy League on Monday, punting on football and other fall sports because of the pandemic while holding out hope games can be made up. Pennsylvania rivals Lehigh and Lafayette have played 155 times, more than any two opponents in college football history. The Patriot League competes in Division Is second tier of college football (FCS) like the Ivy League, which announced a similar decision last week. Unlike the Ivy League, the Patriot League participates in the FCS playoffs. The Patriot League has seven schools that play football: Bucknell, Colgate, Lehigh, Lafayette, Holy Cross and affiliate members Georgetown and Fordham.
Nicholas Johnson makes Princeton history: First black valedictorian in 274 years
ASBURY PARK, N.J. A Canadian student has made history after becoming Princeton's first black valedictorian in the university's 274 years, the Ivy League school said in a statement. Nicholas Johnson, 22, was told in late April that he will be the first black student to give the university's closing farewell statement in a virtual commencement on May 31, according to school officials. Being Princetons first black valedictorian is very empowering, especially given its historical ties to the institution of slavery, Johnson said to The New York Times. Prior to his senior year, Johnson worked at Google's headquarters in California as a software engineer focusing on machine learning. About 9% of Princeton's 2019-2020 undergraduate population is black, according to the school's website.monroenews.com
Here are free online college courses you can take while stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic
If you are looking to embark on some self-improvement while stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak, consider taking some free online college courses. In fact, 450 Ivy League schools are among those offering the option, according to Class Central, an online education clearinghouse. It also depends on your interests, but Shah said there is a "big diversity" of courses available through online learning sites Coursera and edX totaling about 13,000 courses from more than 900 universities. If you are new to online learning, Shah suggests first taking Learning How to Learn from the University of California, San Diego. Here are a few other examples of the courses available:You check out all the free online courses available at Class Central.cnbc.com
Turner Sports Exec Jeff Zucker: NCAA Tournament Can Be An Outlet Of Emotional, Psychological Relief For Country
The Ivy League just announced the cancellation of their mens and womens basketball tournaments out of an abundance of caution. That makes for a tough spot for broadcast partners CBS Sports and Turner Sports as the networks prepare for the 10th year of their partnership broadcasting the tournament. I think this tournament comes at an important time in the country, said Zucker. With all of that in mind, there are some new features set for this years broadcast production of the tournament. Adam Lefkoe of Turner Sports will provide all of the in-game updates throughout the tournament.detroit.cbslocal.com
Ivy Leaguers get community service for disrupting game
Students from Harvard and Yale universities, along with others who staged a climate change protest on the field during last month's football game between the Ivy League schools, were sentenced Friday to perform community service. Many participated in a climate change protest on the courthouse steps after their court appearances. Some held banners urging their colleges to act on climate change. The Ivy League in a statement the day of the game called the protest "regrettable." Yale went on to beat Harvard 50-43 in two overtimes in the 136th meeting between the elite universities, clinching the Ivy League championship.chicagotribune.com
U.S. judge rejects claim Harvard discriminates against Asian-American applicants
(Reuters) - Harvard Universitys undergraduate admissions program does not discriminate against Asian-American applicants, a federal judge ruled on Tuesday, rejecting a lawsuit brought by opponents of affirmative action and backed by the Trump administration. U.S. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Boston concluded that Harvards program survived strict legal scrutiny, and advanced the Ivy League schools interest in having a diverse student body. Blum said SFFA was disappointed with Burroughs decision, will ask the federal appeals court in Boston to reverse it, and if necessary will seek Supreme Court review. The documents, emails, data analysis and depositions SFFA presented at trial compellingly revealed Harvards systematic discrimination against Asian-American applicants, he said. NOT THERE YETSFFA had contended that while Asian-American applicants to Harvard often outperformed on academic measures, stereotyping caused many to receive low scores on personal ratings.feeds.reuters.com
The rights you give up when you buy a plane ticket
An Ivy League professor's mistaken removal from a flight is raising questions about passenger rights. American Airlines questioned economist Guido Menzio after another passenger raised terror suspicions over his intense writing, which turned out to be complicated math. He was allowed to fly, but the mix-up caused a two-hour delay. Kris Van Cleave reports.cbsnews.com
"48 Hours" investigates Weight Watchers executive’s slaying
"48 Hours" investigates Weight Watchers executive’s slaying When a Weight Watchers executive was found beaten and strangled to death in her New York City apartment, attorneys for the prime suspect, her Ivy League-educated boyfriend, offered up an unusual defense. Troy Roberts previews his report for Saturday's edition of "48 Hours."cbsnews.com
Meet the student accepted into every Ivy League school
Meet the student accepted into every Ivy League school An ambitious high school student from New York pulled off the college admissions jackpot by getting acceptance letters from every single one of the nation's Ivy League schools. "CBS This Morning" contributor Lee Woodruff spoke to the talented teen to find out how he made the grade.cbsnews.com
NCAA March Madness: Harvard goes dancing for third straight year
NCAA March Madness: Harvard goes dancing for third straight year In seven years, Harvard basketball coach Tommy Amaker has turned a program that had never won a title in the 60-year history of the Ivy League into perennial contenders, winning four straight conference championships. The team is now headed to its third straight NCAA tournament. James Brown reports.cbsnews.com