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An announcement from the FBI said that the Russians attempted "to recruit United States residents, including several young women with ties to a major university located in New York, New York (“University-1”), as intelligence sources."
The Economist has an editorial and an article about how educational achievement has become more strongly tied to parental wealth than before.
"As another year of regular decision admissions approaches, Duke will look for something most of its peer schools do not—which candidates should be considered for full-ride merit scholarships."
"President Barack Obama is proposing a major change to 529 college-savings plans—removing a tax benefit that has attracted parents to these investment vehicles for years."