The College Board announced that a new AP course in African American studies will be piloted in 60 high schools this fall. The interdisciplinary course — studying the civil rights movement, politics, literature, the arts, humanities, and geography — is the first of its kind. The class is on track to be available to all interested high schools for the 2024-2025 school year.
Forbes announced its list of Top Colleges in 2022, and using their methodology, MIT earned the number one spot. A noticeable absence from the Top 10: Harvard University. You can see the full list, and the reasons why Harvard (and other Ivy League institutions) were knocked down a few rankings, here.
The University of Wisconsin System is in ongoing conversations about offering a direct admit process for high school students who meet certain academic criteria. The University views a direct admit process as a way to curb enrollment declines and to help underrepresented students access the state’s university system.
The University of Michigan and the University of California filed briefs with the Supreme Court in which lawyers for the universities argue that, “without affirmative action, achieving racial diversity is virtually impossible at highly selective universities.” The move comes as the Supreme Court is set to consider the future of affirmative action in college admissions this fall.