State universities are discussing ways to give added consideration to military veterans who apply to this fall’s graduate and professional programs. Acting on the legislature’s orders last session, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) officials have drafted a policy making veteran status as a “positive factor” in admissions. But they said they don’t know yet Read more

For inspiration today, college admissions folks should read a little piece by the Minnesota Private College Council: “Oh baby, it’s cold outside.” In the December article on the council’s website, several private-college admissions admissions officers talk about how they handle the topic of Minnesota winters when they’re recruiting students. It’s not a subject to overlook. Read more


Minnesota State University – Moorhead President Edna Mora Szymanski told the Star Tribune that some of its decline in enrollment was intentional: In 2010, Minnesota State University Moorhead decided it was admitting too many unqualified students, and it started referring “large numbers” to community and technical colleges, said Moorhead President Edna Szymanski. … The harsh Read more

Before yesterday’s decision on the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin race case — in which the person suing, Abigail Fisher, is a white woman — University of Minnesota law professor Michele Goodwin mentioned in the Wisconsin Law Review the role of white women in affirmative action: “(Ever since) Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, individuals Read more