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UCLA AD Dan Guerrero releases statement on admissions process in light of bribery scandal

UCLA consistently lauded itself as one of the best universities in the country in regards to both academic and athletic excellence, but the recent college admissions scandal has jeopardized that reputation. After former UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo was one of nearly 50 people indicted last week for their roles in the nationwide bribery scandal prosecutors called “Operation Varsity Blues,” UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero released a statement Friday detailing the admissions process fo...
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UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo resigns amid college admissions scandal

UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo has resigned, a school spokesperson confirmed Thursday, nine days after he was indicted in the college admissions scandal. Salcedo appeared in court last week after he was accused of taking payments totaling $200,000 in exchange for helping one male and one female applicant gain admission to UCLA under the false pretense that they were soccer recruits when they didn’t play competitive soccer. He was one of nearly 50 people charged in the scandal that involve...
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Jail time for overzealous parents? Admissions scandal raises big questions about a college degree’s value

So, how much is an undergraduate college degree worth? I will let others ponder the state of modern morality in light of news that some wealthy parents apparently deserve an A-plus in cheating: If the indictments are true, they literally bought their kids’ way into high-brow universities. But one financial question circling the Orange County-centered college-admission scandal is something that keeps almost every parent of high schoolers awake at night … What’s the return on investment, so to spe...
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How Rick Singer started the college admissions cheating scandal? It began with a reality TV audition

Rick Singer looks straight into the camera, auditioning for his own reality show about the cutthroat world of college admissions. Wearing a light blue sweater vest, he pitches himself as a “life-coach” for families desperate to get their kids into Stanford, Yale and USC. He has the look of a tennis pro and a voice that could pass for New York “fixer” Michael Cohen. “This is a game,’’ he says on the production company video submitted to a network in 2010 and unearthed last week by TMZ . “Just rea...
Tags: Politics, New York, Hollywood, News, California, Stanford, Boston, Africa, Sports, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Higher Education, Phil Mickelson


USC names next president amid admissions scandal

Former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt was named USC’s new president on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, by the Southern California university’s board of trustees. (Photo courtesy of UNC Chapel Hill) LOS ANGELES — The USC Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved the hiring of Carol L. Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the university’s 12th president, making her the first female leader of the Trojan campus. The hiring co...
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USC names Carol L. Folt next president amid admissions scandal

LOS ANGELES — The USC Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved the hiring of Carol L. Folt, former chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as the university’s 12th president, making her the first female leader of the Trojan campus. Former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chancellor Carol L. Folt was named USC’s new president on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, by the Southern California university’s board of trustees. (Photo courtesy of UNC Chapel Hill) The hiring...
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How Will The ‘Access To Education’ Scandal Impact Access To Justice?

Kids who might have gone to elite undergrad institutions and would have had a chance at law school may be overlooked in the law school application process.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Education / Schools, Access to justice, Jill Switzer, College Admissions Scandal


The College Admissions Scandal Shows How Broken The System Is And Why No One Is Willing To Make Changes

Is anyone willing to fix this? Or will the status quo remain the same forever?
Tags: Law, Education / Schools, Steven Chung, College Admissions Scandal, College Admissions Reform


Non Sequiturs: 03.17.19

* With Justice Anthony M. Kennedy off the Supreme Court, who has replaced him as the justice most often in the majority? The answer might surprise you (but note that this is based on only part of the Term). [Empirical SCOTUS] * Speaking of SCOTUS, what does its recent copyright ruling in Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com mean for creators? Here's a clear and concise breakdown. [All Rights Reserved] * In the wake of the giant college admissions scandal, is it time to rethink how elite institutio...
Tags: Asia, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Copyright, Philippines, College Admissions, Donald Trump, Huawei, Constitutional Law, Adam Feldman, Anthony M Kennedy, Fourth Estate, Ty Cobb, Robert Mueller, Non-Sequiturs


Hallmark drops Lori Loughlin, Sephora ends daughter’s makeup line in wake of college bribery scandal

The college admissions bribery scandal that has led to the arrests of dozens is taking its toll on the careers of one the celebrity families caught up in the federal criminal proceeding. The Associated Press reported Thursday that the Hallmark Channel will no longer be working with actress Lori Loughlin, who has appeared in many of its films. Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, are free on $1 million bail each, after allegedly paying a college admissions consultant to g...
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Sage Hill School board of trustees members resign following indictments in college admissions scandal

Two Sage Hill School board of trustees members indicted this week on federal bribery charges have resigned their posts Thursday, the Orange County Register has learned. A spokesperson for the school has confirmed that Doug Hodge, the former chief executive officer of PIMCO, and Michelle Merage-Janavs have resigned from the Sage Hill board. “Doug Hodge and Michelle Janavs have resigned and are no longer on Sage Hill School’s Board of Trustees,” the spokesperson said in an email. Hodge is alleged ...
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USC says it will deny all students linked to admissions scandal (and has denied six already)

The University of Southern California, one of the schools heavily involved in the college bribery scandal, said yesterday that they will deny any current applicant who is involved with the scam. In fact, they've already identified and denied six such applicants, according to Buzzfeed. USC is also in the process of investigating the students linked to the scandal who are currently attending USC, including Olivia Jade and Isabella Rose Giannulli, daughters of actress Lori Laughlin and fashion des...
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Students file lawsuit against USC, Yale, other colleges in admissions bribery scandal

SAN FRANCISCO — Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale University and other colleges where prosecutors have accused rich and famous parents paying bribes to ensure their children’s admission. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in federal court in San Francisco and alleges the students were denied a fair opportunity for admission. Erica Olsen and Kalea Woods claimed they were denied a fair opportunity to apply to Yale and USC. The lawsuit also n...
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McMansion Hell tours the homes of the "meritocratic" one-percenters who allegedly bought their thickwitted kids' way into top universities in the college admissions scandal

Yesterday, federal authorities announced 50 indictments of college personnel, wealthy parents, and fixers who ran a multi-million-dollar bribery ring that ensured that the slow, plodding, undeserving fruit of wealthy grifters' loins could be admitted to the top universities in America. On the one hand, this isn't exactly a surprise: after all, our dimbulb of a president somehow attain admission to some of the nation's leading educational institutions, despite scoring such dismal grades that...
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Charity was used as cover for college bribery scandal, prosecutors say

On paper, the Key Worldwide Foundation might bring tears to your eyes — teaching empowerment to underserved girls, schooling homeless kids in entrepreneurship, bringing the Crips and Bloods together to play basketball “and develop consensus building programs to stop gang violence.” But these feel-good, make-the-world-better initiatives — detailed in the nonprofit’s annual reports to the Internal Revenue Service — masked the foundation’s true purpose, federal prosecutors contend: providing a tax-...
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Two Sage Hill School board of trustees members among those indicted for bribery

Between October 2012 and April 2013, Doug Hodge, then the chief executive officer at PIMCO, an Newport Beach-based international investment management group, paid at least $300,000 to a private soccer club controlled by USC coaches, a college prep company and a non-profit as part of a scheme to gain admission to USC for his daughter on the basis of a bogus athletic resume, according to a federal indictment. The daughter, portrayed by USC coaches and a top athletic department administrator as the...
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Two Sage Hill School board of trustees members among those indicted for bribery in college admissions scandal

Between October 2012 and April 2013, Doug Hodge, then the chief executive officer at PIMCO, an Newport Beach-based international investment management group, paid at least $300,000 to a private soccer club controlled by USC coaches, a college prep company and a non-profit as part of a scheme to gain admission to USC for his daughter on the basis of a bogus athletic resume, according to a federal indictment. The daughter, portrayed by USC coaches and a top athletic department administrator as the...
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