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‘Earning Admission’: Make your child’s dream school a reality

The fall season is upon us, which means it is time for high school seniors to apply to college. Given the competition for admission to the University of California schools and many elite private colleges, plus the high cost of tuition, the process understandably causes anxiety in students and parents. But instead of simply worrying, you can use the next few months to help your child create compelling applications...

Higher Education Notes: Buena Vista University president will resign to aid son with autism

The president of Buena Vista University announced last week he had made the “gut-wrenching” decision to step down to assist his adult son, who has autism. Frederick V. Moore has been president of the Storm Lake, Iowa, school since 1995. He told the university board that he would resign at the end of June 2017 to relocate to Florida to join his wife. Their son has lived in a special-care facility in that...