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  • Comeback: Study Shows Universities Denying Admission Based on Race

    10/08/2019 7:49:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/07/2019 | BY J. CHRISTIAN ADAMS
    In 1935, Alice Jackson was denied admission to the University of Virginia.  When she asked why she was denied, university officials were frank. She was denied admission because she was black, they told her, as well as "for other good and sufficient reasons not necessary to be herein enumerated.”Eventually, the plight of Alice Jackson and James Meredith at Ole Miss and others would lead to a broad national consensus that denying admission to a public college because of the race of the applicant was both illegal, but also immoral.Everything old is new again.  In Virginia, universities are once again...
  • Father accused of fraud and bribery in college admissions scandal has subpoenaed USC for records

    08/23/2019 1:27:54 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 Aug 2019 | SOPHIE WINGATE
    He is demanding the records with the aim of pointing the finger at the school by showing it is influenced by donations In the June 21 filing, Zangrillo's lawyers demanded a trove of records relating to how the private university flags some applicants as 'VIP' or 'special interest', and the percentage of applicants admitted within a year of their families donating $50,000 or more. It also asks for records on the university president's involvement, a database of donors, and emails and text messages exchanged among university officials related to the admission of Zangrillo’s daughter. The records 'could demonstrate that my...
  • Georgetown Student Sues College, Challenges Expulsion Over Admissions Scandal

    05/17/2019 9:44:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2019 | Karen Townsend
    There is a new twist to the neverending Operation Varsity Blues saga. A Georgetown student caught up in the college admissions scandal is suing the university over his expulsion. To be more specific, he wants to be able to keep his college credits and transfer to another school. A rising senior, his lawsuit claims he is being denied due process by Georgetown University and he seeks to stop the expulsion.Adam Semprevivo, 21 years old, is the son of a wealthy Los Angeles business. Stephen Semprevivo pleaded guilty to paying $400,000 to get his son admitted to Georgetown University. That...
  • L.A.’s Elite on Edge as Prosecutors Pursue More Parents in Admissions Scandal

    05/03/2019 2:37:57 PM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    New HYork Times ^ | May 1, 2019 | Jennifer Medina & Kate Taylor
    LOS ANGELES — Federal prosecutors are pursuing a new set of parents in the college admissions fraud scandal, sending ripples of fear through elite circles in Southern California and stirring speculation about which well-heeled executive or celebrity might be the next to be charged. The prosecutors have informed some of the parents — the exact number is unclear — that they are under investigation in the nation’s largest-ever college admissions inquiry, according to four defense lawyers. During a trip to Los Angeles in April, the lead prosecutor conferred with lawyers for at least two of these parents. At the same...
  • Report: Prosecutors ‘Determined’ to Jail Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin in College Bribery Case

    04/04/2019 4:47:57 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 April 2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Prosecutors are “determined” to see that Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman receive jail time for their part in the elite college bribery case, according to a report. Deadline reported Wednesday that jail time for the actresses appears “more and more likely.” Sources told the Tinseltown-focused website that law enforcement officials have signaled that Loughlin and Huffman could serve between six months and just under two years behind bars. However, their level of cooperation with the investigation will ultimately dictate the length of their sentences and fines, Deadline’s source added. . . . The Hallmark Channel, where Loughlin starred...
  • The bizarre story of the L.A. dad who exposed the college admissions scandal

    04/01/2019 6:24:20 AM PDT · by libstripper · 26 replies
    L A Times ^ | Mar. 31. 2019 | Joel Rubin, Matthew Ormseth, Suhauna Hussain and Richard Winton
    Morrie Tobin was in Boston to cut the deal of his life. It was early April last year. A few weeks before, federal agents had descended on the multimillion-dollar home Tobin shares with his wife and some of their six children in Hancock Park, a moneyed Los Angeles enclave. Warrant in hand, the agents searched the French chateau-style mansion for financial records and other evidence to nail Tobin, the suspected ringleader of a stock scam that defrauded investors of millions of dollars. The raid imploded Tobin’s very comfortable life. Faced with the prospect of years in prison and a seven-figure...
  • What Hillsdale Can Teach Harvard

    03/31/2019 9:47:10 PM PDT · by TBP · 18 replies
    Business Telegraph ^ | October 16, 2018 | William McGurn
    On Monday in federal court, Harvard denied charges that it discriminates against Asian-Americans in the same way it once discriminated against Jews. Race, its lawyer insisted, was just one of many factors considered, and it could only help an applicant’s chances of admission, not hurt them. On the substance, this is a dubious proposition. Students for Fair Admissions, which brought the lawsuit, has produced considerable evidence that Harvard uses various means to exclude Asian-Americans even when they are more qualified academically and have better records of extracurricular activities than other accepted students. These means include suspiciously lower ratings given Asian-Americans...
  • DeVos opens investigation into universities tied to college admissions scandal: report

    03/26/2019 4:55:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/25/19 | MICHAEL BURKE
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has reportedly opened an investigation into several universities at the center of a college admissions bribery scandal. Politico, citing individuals familiar with the investigation, reported Monday that the Department of Education is looking into whether the universities broke laws or rules “governing the Federal student financial aid programs” or “any other applicable laws." **SNIP** The Education Department sent letters to the presidents of Yale, UCLA, Stanford, Wake Forest University, the University of San Diego, Georgetown University, the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Southern California informing them that the universities faced a “preliminary...
  • Dr. Dre Deleted An Instagram Post Making Fun Of Lori Loughlin After Fans Pointed Out ...

    03/25/2019 4:37:31 PM PDT · by Steely Tom · 47 replies
    Uproxx ^ | 24 March 2019 | Ryan Nagelhout
    Operation Varsity Blues, the federal investigation into wealthy people gaming the system by getting their children into prestigious colleges through bribes and falsified test scores, has sparked a lot of jokes and scuttlebutt given the famous names involved in the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Department of Justice. Lori Loughlin and her daughter, Olivia Jade, are perhaps the largest names involved in a scandal that saw Olivia Jade get into USC as a student athlete — a rower, to be specific — despite not actually being on the team or having any experience on boats beyond her...
  • Will the University of California expel students implicated in scandal?

    03/21/2019 1:29:03 PM PDT · by Liz · 40 replies ^ | 3/19/19 | Alexei Koseff, San Francisco Chronicle staff writer
    SACRAMENTO — With at least three current and former students under investigation for allegedly obtaining entry to a University of California campus through fraud, the system’s top academic official would not commit Tuesday to expelling or rescinding the degrees of anyone who participated in a far-reaching college admissions scam. “No one has a good taste in their mouth about that kind of situation,” Michael Brown, UC provost and executive vice president of academic affairs, told state lawmakers during a committee hearing on university funding. Federal prosecutors alleged last week that two students were admitted to UCLA through bribes paid to...
  • Report: Loughlin’s Daughter Furious At Parents For Ruining Her Income Stream With Admissions Scandal

    03/21/2019 6:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2019 | Allahpundit
    Or so “sources” say, but how can this story not be true? I made the same point in a post last week. Lost amid the outrage over rich parents buying college seats for their dimwit children is the fact that Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia was doing quite well for herself as a social-media “influencer.” If you can pull a million views for a video, as she could, you can make serious money from that alone. If you can bring a sponsor’s products to an audience of that size, as she routinely did, you’ve got serious ad money on top...
  • Varsity Blues: Admissions Scandal Confirms That College Isn't for Everyone

    03/19/2019 7:16:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/19/2019 | Megan Fox
    When I was eighteen, I won a scholarship to the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. I wanted to go. My dad refused to send me to a "fruit school," as he called it. Years later, after wasting thousands of his dollars by dropping out of ASU (because I didn't go to class—a fact I'm not proud of) we had another moment to talk about what went wrong. I asked him again why he didn't want me to go to Roosevelt and he repeated, "That's a school for fruits." I looked at him and said, "Dad, when...
  • Conservatives Are Now Blaming the College Scam Scandal on Affirmative Action

    03/18/2019 12:06:41 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 86 replies ^ | March 18, 2019 | Amanda Tarlton
    As the investigation into the college admissions bribery scandal continues, prosecutors learned that grades and test scores weren’t the only things that William “Rick” Singer faked. The mastermind revealed that he also falsified students’ ethnicities to get them into the country’s top universities. According to the New York Post, Assistant US Attorney Eric S. Rosen told Judge Rya ­Zobel that Singer “[lied] about students’ ethnicities and other biographical information in an attempt to take advantage of perceived benefits from affirmative action and other programs.” The case, which is the largest college admissions scam in the history of the U.S., has...
  • Jack Cashill: Malia, Michelle, Barack and the College Admissions Scandal

    03/18/2019 7:01:27 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies ^ | Jack Cashill
    People have been scamming their ways into prestige universities for decades, maybe centuries, but in the past they have had the good sense not to put the cash on the table. It seems that in this scandal a few of the bribers and their brokers may well pay for their indiscretion with prison sentences as well. The media pretend to be shocked. In an editorial on the scandal, the New York Times singled out Harvard University for its “special admissions preferences and back doors for certain applicants.” This is the same New York Times, however, that published an entirely uncritical...
  • Fallout from college admissions scandal worsening for accused parents, schools

    03/17/2019 5:32:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 128 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/16/19 | Richard Winton, Hannah Fry
    **SNIP** • Some of the parents who are accused of cheating to get their children into elite schools are facing civil lawsuits in addition to federal criminal charges. • Meanwhile, there is talk in Congress of new laws aimed at cracking down, and the Department of Education is also reviewing the case. • Some of the defendants are already feeling the effects of the scandal. Actress Lori Loughlin and her daughter have lost work. Two members of the board of a top Newport Beach prep school stepped down, as has a top investment banker. • Several of the colleges involved...
  • The College admissions scandal and the illusions of prestige

    03/16/2019 7:39:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/16/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    It is no coincidence that the list of parents indicted for buying their children entrance to allegedly prestigious colleges contains so many denizens of Hollywood and venture capital and investment banking.  Both professions sell illusions and dreams: outright fiction or the promise of profit. The purportedly "elite" colleges and universities into which they bribed their kids also sell the illusion that merely being associated with them will confer lifelong important advantages.  That is not nearly as true as they would have you believe.  In fact, in many if not most circumstances, enrollment in a nationally prominent purportedly "prestigious" institution of higher education is less...
  • UC Berkeley joins list of schools ensnared in college admissions scandal

    03/16/2019 12:46:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/16/19 | Amanda Woods
    The University of California, Berkeley has joined the growing list of universities tied to the sweeping college admissions scandal — as a former Canadian football player allegedly paid someone to take the SATs for his sons, one of whom was on the school’s rowing team. David Sidoo, who played for the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and later the Canadian Football League, was busted March 8 on charges related to the scam, ABC affiliate KGO-TV reported. Sidoo allegedly paid someone $200,000 to take the SAT for his sons in 2011 and 2012, according to court documents obtained by the station.
  • College scam ‘mastermind’ faked ethnicity of students: docs

    03/16/2019 8:50:29 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 42 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 15, 2019 | Laura Italiano
    He wouldn’t just fake your kids’ water polo skills and pump up their SAT scores — college admissions scammer William “Rick” Singer could also fake your kid’s race. As part of his larger scheme to get low-performing rich kids into top colleges, Singer would sometimes falsify students’ ethnicities to give them an affirmative action advantage, according to a little-reported detail from his guilty plea before a federal judge in Boston. Singer’s plea mostly focused on how he admittedly collected more than $25 million from well-heeled parents to help their kids cheat on SAT tests or win bogus “athletic” recruitments. Singer...
  • USC athletic director Lynn Swann: 'I was blindsided' by admissions scandal

    03/16/2019 5:34:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 16, 2019 | Jack Baer
    As a college admissions scandal rocks the University of Southern California, athletic director Lynn Swann wants everyone to know he had no idea what was going on. In his first comments since the Department of Justice indicted dozens of wealthy parents and several more college coaches and administrators, the NFL Hall of Famer told the Los Angeles Times that the first time he learned of the scandal was a phone call early Tuesday morning:
  • College co-fled: Lori Loughlin's daughter Olivia Jade skipped her first week of classes at USC [tr]

    03/15/2019 10:23:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 15, 2019 | Chris Spargo
    Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli brought the horse to water, but it just would not drink. The embattled couple is currently facing up to five years in prison for falsely presenting their daughters as crew recruits at the University of Southern California and then allegedly paying over $500,000 in bribes to guarantee that both teens would be admitted to the school. There were early signs however that the investment made by the two might not yield great returns, especially when their younger daughter Olivia decided to skip the first week of her freshman year and fly off to...