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The changing nature of college admissions

Catch up on the most compelling higher-ed news stories you may have missed this week

news-picEvery Friday, I’ll be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news
developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of our news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on
other news you may have missed.

In this week’s news:

Seeking competitive advantage? Look to “clusters”
It’s not news that technology helps colleges and universities expand academic offerings around the world. But while global connections are important, regional connections can provide just as many – if not more – benefits to our students and local communities.

College admissions now using social media like never before
According to the results of a new Kaplan Test Prep survey, a higher percentage of United States college admissions officers visit the social media pages of applicants in order to learn more about them.

Harvard report aims to improve college admissions
A new report issued by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and supported by scores of other institutions offers recommendations intended to ease the pressure of the college admissions process and encourage a more level playing field.

University launches immersive social media course
A new partnership between the Missouri School of Journalism and marketing agency VML will serve as a professional training program for students interested in working in social media.

Laura Ascione