A dozen people, including six coaches, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Boston in the college admissions scandal that has ensnared Hollywood celebrities and forced a reckoning at elite colleges, where prosecutors say students were admitted on the basis of falsified test scores and athletic credentials. Read more.
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The president of Southern New Hampshire University is beaming as he takes a brisk walk through the halls of the Mill, the private not-for-profit school’s vast nerve center. Since Paul LeBlanc took over in 2003, SNHU has gone from a little-known undergraduate business school with 2,800 students, no endowment and a budget that was barely in the black, to America’s biggest university by enrollment with 97 percent of its students online. Read more.