- Georgia: Spelman College has terminated a professorship endowed by Bill Cosby in the wake of allegations by more than two dozen women that the actor drugged and sexually assaulted them. The school did not cite a specific reason for discontinuing the professorship (Hutcherson, CNN, 7/26).
- Ohio: This fall, undergraduate students will be able to earn a degree in disability studies for the first time. The program, established at the University of Toledo, covers topics such as autism, disability culture, disability law and human rights, and deaf issues (Farkas, Cleveland Plain Dealer, 7/24).
- Washington, D.C.: George Washington University (GWU) will no longer require most applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores, administrators announced Monday, placing GWU among the nation's largest schools to go test-optional. GWU officials say they hope the move will attract more diverse applicants (Anderson, "Grade Point," Washington Post, 7/27).
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