Kirk Carapezza

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Women of color disproportionately reenrolled in college during the pandemic

Friday, January 20, 2023

Almost 40 million Americans have some college under their belts, but haven't finished a certificate or degree. During the pandemic, many who'd dropped out went back — and women of color led the way.


Colleges are offering 'wellness days' to students. Not everyone is on board

Sunday, November 06, 2022

Some colleges are offering "wellness days" to students, and the idea has gained steam as a help for students whose lives were disrupted by the pandemic.


Demand for college peer counselors is booming. But training only goes so far

Saturday, February 12, 2022

In a new survey, nearly half of college students said the pandemic has made them more likely to seek out peer counseling. But peer counselors aren't always prepared to deal with crisis situations.


The number of first-year Black medical students jumps 21% in the past year

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Medical schools across the country are reporting a record increase in first-year Black students. (This report originally aired Jan. 15, 2022 on Weekend Edition Saturday.)


More Black students are headed to medical school, but finances are still a major issue

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Medical schools are reporting a record increase in Black students. Across the U.S., the number of first-year African Americans is way up – 21 percent — an unprecedented spike since 2020.


Jury finds Harvard professor Charles Lieber guilty of hiding ties to China

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Charles Lieber, the former chair of Harvard's chemistry department, has been convicted of lying to the university and the IRS about his ties with China.


No College, No Problem. Some Employers Drop Degree Requirements To Diversify Staffs

Thursday, April 29, 2021

More employers are focusing on skills rather than credentials, creating an opportunity for job candidates without college degrees to land positions.


Med School Applications Soar In Wake Of Pandemic

Sunday, December 06, 2020

Medical schools report applications are way up. Admissions experts are citing the pandemic, the economy and a prominent doctor. It's called "the Fauci effect."


Harvard Admissions Did Not Discriminate Against Asian Americans, Court Rules

Thursday, November 12, 2020

An appeals court ruled in favor of Harvard University in a suit alleging that its admissions process discriminated against Asian Americans.


Lori Loughlin Agrees To Plead Guilty And Serve Two Months In Prison

Thursday, May 21, 2020

The college admissions scandal revealed last year has produced plea bargains. Actress Lori Loughlin has agreed to plead guilty and to serve two months in prison.


SAT Exams Canceled In June, And May Be Administered Digitally In The Fall

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The College Board, which administers the SAT, is spelling out how it will make the college entrance exam available in and out of school during the coronavirus pandemic.


College Admissions Officers Can Now Recruit Prospective Students More Aggressively

Thursday, October 03, 2019

A new change by the National Association of College Admissions Counselors means colleges can now more aggressively recruit potential students — even after they've committed to another school.


Businessman Devin Sloane Sentenced In College Admissions Scandal

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Businessman Devin Sloane was sentenced to four months in prison and 500 hours of community service Tuesday in the nationwide college admissions bribery and cheating scheme.


Ex-USC Coach Behind Fake Athletic Profiles In College Admissions Scam, Pleads Guilty

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Laura Janke had previously denied taking bribes for writing the phony biographies, but she is now the fourth corrupt coach to plead guilty. She's expected to testify against others in the case.


At Least 50 People Charged In College Admissions Scandal

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dozens of people have been charged in a scam aimed at getting children of the rich and famous into elite colleges. The scam involved cheating on entrance exams and fake athletic credentials.


In Massachusetts, Labor Shortage in Field of Integrated Photonics Means New Opportunities for Workers

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Modern technology is increasingly dependent on fiber optics, for which there's currently a shortage of trained technicians.


Closely-Watched Harvard Admissions Trial Comes To A Close

Friday, November 02, 2018

The Harvard University admissions trial comes to a close on Friday. The case centers on how much a school can consider race in admissions.


Montana Decides Whether to Keep Taxing to Fund Public Colleges

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Decreasing support for higher education in Montana could mean the first "no" vote for using property taxes to support public colleges. 


Does Harvard Treat Asian-American Applicants Unfairly? The Case Goes To Trial

Monday, October 15, 2018

A federal lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University's admissions process goes to court this week. It could have big consequences for higher education.


Poll: Majority of Americans Support Diversity in Higher Education, Oppose Affirmative Action

Monday, September 17, 2018

A new survey finds that the majority of Americans disagree with the Supreme Court's ruling to uphold affirmative action. But most still say that they value diversity on college campuses.