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USC’s new president ready to ‘fix’ school after scandals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new president of the University of Southern California says she wants to be a part of “fixing” the school following a series of high-profile scandals — including the massive college admissions bribery case that broke last week. Carol Folt, a biologist and former chancellor of the University of North Carolina […]
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USC's new president ready to 'fix' school after scandals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new president of the University of Southern California said she wants to be a part of "fixing" the school following a series of high-profile scandals including the massive college admissions bribery case that broke last week.
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Carol Folt handled scandal as UNC chancellor. Now she'll try to move USC past its own

The University of Southern California, reeling from scandals that culminated with the biggest college admissions cheating investigation ever prosecuted, on Wednesday named as president the recently departed chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carol Folt.
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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...
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‘Do You Pull the Parchment?’: Students Caught Up in College Admissions Scandal Now Face a Reckoning

At the University of Southern California, those linked to the admissions fraud are blocked from registering for classes pending a review, one of many inquiries now underway.
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U.S.C. Freezes Accounts of Students Connected with Admissions Scandal

Students have been blocked from registering for classes pending a university review, said a spokesman for U.S.C.
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Admissions Scandal Stokes Hard Questions on Recruited Athletes

The practice of allowing coaches to recommend athletes for admission helps build competitive teams, but a federal fraud case has prompted some administrators to call for more scrutiny of the process.
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USC suspends class registration for students who might be linked to scam

University of Southern California students who might be linked to the college admissions cheating scandal won't be able to register for classes as the school investigates.
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USC suspends class registration for students who might be linked to admissions scam

The University of Southern California announced a hold that "prevents the students from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review."
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Warner Bros. CEO ousted over relationship with actress

Warner Bros. Chief Executive Officer Kevin Tsujihara is leaving the studio over allegations that he had a sexual relationship with an actress he helped promote, adding to the number of Hollywood moguls toppled by scandal. Tsujihara brings fresh upheaval to a business acquired by AT&T Inc. last year, underscoring the challenges of transforming itself from a telecom giant into a media conglomerate. John Stankey, head of the company’s WarnerMedia, announced Tsujihara’s departure on Monday, saying t...
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University of Scandal, Corruption? USC at core of bribe plot

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Roy Nwaisser has four degrees from the University of Southern California and is a superfan of its storied football squad — he hasn’t missed a home or away game in 27 years. But his devotion has been tested by a series of scandals culminating with the school’s starring role in a […]
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Silicon Valley's Fingerprints Are All Over the College Bribery Scandal (gizmodo)

When the insular Silicon Valley venture capital world found out this week that over a dozen local wealthy parents got caught bribing their way into colleges like the University of Southern California, their first reaction was to throw their head back in laughter: They paid $200,000 to get their kid into USC and UCLA,…Read more... [Author: Patrick Howell O'Neill]
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This very talented robotic leg learned to walk all by itself

Researchers at the University of Southern California have developed a robotic limb capable of walking without preprogrammed knowledge of the task. It’s an impressive feat that could help future robots navigate the world independently. The post This very talented robotic leg learned to walk all by itself appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Silicon Valley's Fingerprints Are All Over the College Bribery Scandal

When the insular Silicon Valley venture capital world found out this week that over a dozen local wealthy parents got caught bribing their way into colleges like the University of Southern California, their first reaction was to throw their head back in laughter: They paid $200,000 to get their kid into USC and UCLA,…Read more...
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College Admissions Scandal Is Just The Latest For University Of Southern California

The University of Southern California finds itself at the center of the college admissions scam revealed this week. This is the latest in a string of high profile scandals that have caused turmoil.
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Hallmark Channel Drops Lori Loughlin Over College Bribery Scandal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Hallmark Channel cut ties Thursday with favored star Lori Loughlin, a day after her arrest in a college admissions scam put the family-friendly network and extended Hallmark brand in uncomfortable proximity to a headline-grabbing scandal. “We are saddened by the recent allegations surrounding the college admissions process,” Hallmark Cards Inc., parent company of the Crown Media Family Networks umbrella group that includes the Hallmark Channel, said in a statement. “We a...
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College admissions scandal: Stanford students file civil lawsuit amid 'bribing scheme' controversy

Two Stanford students have filed a civil lawsuit alleging they were denied a fair opportunity to be admitted to Yale and the University of Southern California – amid the ongoing college admissions scandal in which 50 people are accused of participating in what authorities have described as a large-scale bribery scheme. Lawsuits began emerging on Wednesday, a day after federal prosecutors said a California company made about $25m from parents seeking spots for their children in top schools inclu...
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How a Kentucky distillery owner allegedly bribed her son's way into a top university

A mother allegedly wired $75K to a bogus foundation to doctor her son's SAT exam and paid $100K to get him into the University of Southern California.            [Author: Louisville Courier Journal]
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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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Bribes and Big-Time Sports: U.S.C. Finds Itself, Once Again, Facing Scandal

For years, U.S.C. worked to overcome a reputation as a party school for rich students, and became a top-tier university. Lately, it has been at the center of one scandal after another.
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A pleasure to burn: Why do people like spicy foods?

Humans are the only animals known to willingly eat foods that cause irritation, discomfort, and even pain.Theories for why range from thrill-seeking behavior to an evolutionary adaptation for seeking foods that reduce pathogens.Taste results from an interplay of genes, culture, memory, and personality, a complex design that scientists are only now beginning to understand. None If a Martian anthropologist found its way to a Clifton Chili Club Chili Eating Contest, it would discover one the univer...
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Fake Charity At Heart Of College Cheating Scandal

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, funneling millions of dollars through the tax-exempt organization under the nose of U.S. officials, according to prosecutors and tax documents reviewed by The Associated Press. William “Rick” Singer registered Key Worldwide Foundation as a charity in 2013, gaining accredited 501(c)3 status with the federal government. Its tax filings reported rev...
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The 145-Pound Long Snapper and Other Tales of College Admissions Puffery

The admissions scandal involved lies about sports exploits that should have been simple to detect if someone had bothered to look.
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Behind the bribery: US university admissions favor the rich

The scandal of parents paying to cheat their children's way into elite US universities has put a harsh spotlight on the ultra-competitive college admissions process, in which the haves hold a massive advantage over the have-nots. Thirty-three wealthy parents -- financiers, lawyers, and two famous actresses among them -- were arrested Tuesday as part of an operation that charged from $15,000 to millions of dollars to help them get their children into renowned schools like Yale, Georgetown, Stanf...
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Bail set at $1 million for US actress implicated in bribery scandal

US actress Lori Loughlin appeared in federal court in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday in connection with a massive college admissions scam involving other celebrities and top industry CEOs. Bail for the "Full House" star was set at $1 million, the same amount as for her husband, designer Mossimo Giannulli, who has also been charged in the case. The couple, who are to appear in federal court in Boston on March 29, allegedly paid $500,000 in bribes to ensure their two daughters were recruited...
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Olivia Jade, Lori Loughlin’s Daughter, Stands to Lose Brand Deals Over College-Admissions Scandal

Olivia Jade Giannulli, daughter of actress Lori Loughlin, is a YouTube beauty vlogger and social-media star with millions of followers. She’s also (for now) a freshman at the University of Southern California. But in the wake of her mother being implicated as part of a broad college-admissions bribery scam — alleging that Loughlin illegally schemed […]
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Lori Loughlin hands herself in as Instagram 'influencer' daughter under pressure over university scam

The American star of 90210 was arrested on Wednesday on charges of bribing her children’s way into a California university, as calls mounted for her Instagram influencer daughter to lose her lucrative contracts. Lori Loughlin, 54, was charged with fraud and brought before a judge in Los Angeles – one of 33 parents indicted in the $25 million (£19m) scam. They are accused of paying William Singer to secure their children places at elite universities including Yale, Stanford and Georgetown. Singer...
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Lori Loughlin: 'Full House' star surrenders to FBI after being charged in 'college bribery' case

Lori Loughlin has surrendered to the FBI after being charged in what authorities have described as a large-scale college admissions bribery scheme. Loughlin, who rose to fame on the sitcom Full House, turned herself in on Wednesday morning and was scheduled for a court appearance in the afternoon, a spokeswoman said. Prosecutors allege that Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 to have their two daughters labelled as recruits to the University of Southern ...
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Lori Loughlin turns herself in to FBI in college admissions bribery scandal

Fallout from a sweeping college admissions scandal swiftly spread Wednesday, with actress Lori Loughlin surrendering ahead of a Los Angeles court hearing and a Silicon Valley hedge fund replacing its leader. Loughlin and fellow actress Felicity Huffman headline the list of some 50 people charged in documents unveiled in Boston that describe a scheme to cheat the admissions process at eight sought-after schools. The parents bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into sele...
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