Around the industry: NYU to stop considering applicants' disciplinary, criminal records

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  • California:  California lawmakers are considering a bill (AB 2072) that would grant state high school graduates who have excelled in a STEM subject a "State Seal of STEM" attached to their diplomas and transcripts. The bill was approved 77 to 0 by the Assembly in May and lawmakers could vote on it by the end of September (Leal, EdSource, 7/28).
  • New York: New York University (NYU) announced Monday that it will stop considering a question on the Common Application about applicants' disciplinary and criminal records. While the Common Application's question covers any crime, NYU's application it sends to those using the Common Application will be asked a narrower question about criminal offenses (Inside Higher Ed, 8/1).
  • Oregon: Portland State University President Wim Wiewel announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the upcoming academic year. Wiewel plans to take a year-long sabbatical before returning to the university to serve as a part-time faculty member in the College of Urban and Public Affairs (Kish, Portland Business Journal, 7/27)

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