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William “Rick” Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo / Steven Senne)

The mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes and payoffs,according to prosecutors and tax documents reviewed by The Associated Press.

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The statistics are sobering. Twenty-six percent of women on college campuses report having been sexually assaulted, according to a new report. We discuss the report, the issue of sexual assaults on college campuses and the impact of a new Illinois law that requires higher education institutions to establish sexual violence policies and responses.

Study Says 14 Percent Earn 4-Year Degrees

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A new report updates the percentage of Chicago Public Schools' ninth-graders who will graduate from college by the time they turn 25.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the ramifications of the Northwestern football team’s effort to unionize. Watch the web extra video.

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The National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern University football players are employees and can unionize. Sports attorney and IIT Chicago-Kent adjunct professor Eldon L. Ham joins us to talk about the NLRB ruling. Read an interview with Chicago Sun-Times Sports Columnist and former Northwestern University football player Rick Telander about the ruling.

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The dean of Chicago photojournalists, Art Shay, shares pictures of his beloved wife Florence, who died in 2012 after 67 years of marriage. We revisit a preview of the exhibit, My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay. Read an interview with Ann Nathan, a gallery owner who currently represents Shay.

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The dean of Chicago photojournalists, Art Shay, shares pictures of his beloved wife Florence, who died in 2012 after 67 years of marriage. We get a preview of the exhibit, My Florence: Photographs by Art Shay. Read an interview with Ann Nathan, a gallery owner who currently represents Shay.

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We take a closer look at the student-led effort to unionize college football with ESPN legal affairs writer Lester Munson and Director of UIC's Labor Education Program Bob Bruno. Read an interview with Chicago Sun-Times Sports Columnist and former Northwestern University football player Rick Telander.

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It’s the start of fall semester and freshmen are entering the vaulted halls of universities for the first time ever. Professor Jon Gould's new book, How to Succeed in College (While Really Trying), offers advice. Read an excerpt and a tip sheet.

Undocumented Students Set Sights on College

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A group of undocumented students form a support group at a local high school. The goal? Getting into college, with or without legal status. We have the story.

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Northwestern University president Morty Schapiro defends his belief that college is “the best investment of your life.”

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"See Seven Cities" by Chicago Imagist, Roger Brown

A rich collection of Chicago art is on display at a suburban library. Meet the curator, an accomplished painter who helped shake up the art world in the 1960s.

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In the wake of the Penn State scandal, we talk about whistle-blowing on child sex abuse in Illinois, and possible ramifications that could result.

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"See Seven Cities" by Chicago Imagist, Roger Brown

A rich collection of Chicago art is on display at a suburban library. Meet the curator, an accomplished painter who helped shake up the art world in the 1960s.

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Davis Schneiderman

Copy from your friends? Don't read your notes? Sounds like ways to get kicked out of college, not the keys to success, right? Wrong. We hear from a local college professor who shares these and other unconventional tips for incoming college freshmen.

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It's the best score Illinois has seen in a decade, but students in the state are still testing below the national average when it comes to the ACT. Especially in science. We look at where we may be going wrong.

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