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University of South Carolina Raises Tuition Nearly 3 Percent

U.S. News

The school's board of trustees approved the increase Wednesday. The school said in a news release that in addition to the 2.9 percent tuition increase, there will also be a 3.5 percent increase in food service and about a 4 percent increase in housing costs, depending on the dorm.

University of Minnesota Business School Increasing Options

U.S. News

While enrollment in the university's full-time MBA program has remained steady, with 565 applicants in 2017 compared with 548 applicants in 2010, the university's Carlson School of Management is trying to offer more course options that align with the changing MBA market to attract students, the Minnesota Daily report ed.

Mississippi Senate Advances Tightened Guns-In-Schools Bill

U.S. News

Hopson's school safety measure was added in a Senate committee to an underlying House bill that allows people to challenge other government restrictions on where they can carry guns. Universities had raised concerns that the bill would let people carry guns into athletic events. Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey warned that teams might decline to play at the University of Mississippi and Mississippi State University.


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Showa University admits improper practices in medical school admissions, but denies gender discrimination

The Japan Times

Top officials at Showa University admitted Monday that it has identified two improper admission practices that have been carried out at its medical school since six years ago, but denied any discrimination based on gender or age. One of the practices involved awarding additional points to high school students or those who graduated from high school a year earlier in the second round of entrance examinations when assessing applicants to the Tokyo-based private university's School of Medicine. The other was giving preferential treatment to children or close relatives of graduates from among reserve applicants when considering their outcomes based on second-term exams, they said. The development came as the education ministry probes irregularities involving the entrance exams of 81 universities with medical schools, following revelations that some admission practices had been rigged to the disadvantage of women and older applicants. Tokyo Medical University has so far been the only school that admitted there had been gender- and age-based discrimination in its assessment of applicants.