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What happens after rich kids bribe their way into college? I teach them | Anonymous

A professor at an elite US school says an influx of unskilled and entitled students is monopolizing faculty time: ‘they will eat you alive’If you think corruption in elite US college admissions is bad, what happens once those students are in the classroom is even worse.I know, because I teach at an elite American university – one of the oldest and best-known, which rejects about 90% of applicants each year for the small number of places it can offer to undergraduates. Continue reading...
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What happens after rich kids bribe their way into college? I teach them

A professor at an elite US school says an influx of unskilled and entitled students is monopolizing faculty time: ‘they will eat you alive’If you think corruption in elite US college admissions is bad, what happens once those students are in the classroom is even worse.I know, because I teach at an elite American university – one of the oldest and best-known, which rejects about 90% of applicants each year for the small number of places it can offer to undergraduates. Continue reading...
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The perfectly legal – but immoral – ways rich kids get into top colleges

When it comes to admissions to elite schools, money can all but guarantee access to those who can afford itThe concept of parody can be understood most simply as the comic art of taking something familiar to such excess that it becomes farce.In that sense, this week’s college admissions fraud scandal, which has ensnared dozens of wealthy and famous Americans, is an act of pure, if unintentional, parody. Because while the process was exaggerated to a comical extent, the reality is that when it co...
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US college admissions scandal: how did the scheme work and who was charged?

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 charged in scheme to get children into universities via bribery and cheatingThere are 50 people charged in the case, including actors Felicity Huffman, known for her role on the TV show Desperate Housewives and the feature film Transamerica, and Lori Loughlin, a cast member on the TV series Full House. Defendants in the case include parents and college athletics coaches. Continue reading...
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The US college admissions scam toolkit: bribes, fake profiles and playing 'stupid’

Thirty-three parents were charged with fraud after paying tens of thousands of dollars to get their children into elite schoolsThe years-long, $25m scheme to pump the children of dozens of wealthy Americans into elite schools, revealed on Tuesday, alternated between the elaborate and the almost comically basic.Beginning in 2011 William “Rick” Singer, who the FBI has charged with racketeering, would variously photoshop the faces of non-athletic, but wealthy, students onto the heads of actual athl...
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How did the US college admissions scheme work and who was charged?

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among 50 charged in scheme to get children into universities via bribery and cheatingThere are 50 people charged in the case, including actors Felicity Huffman, known for her role on the TV show Desperate Housewives and the feature film Transamerica, and Lori Loughlin, a cast member on the TV series Full House. Defendants in the case include parents and college athletics coaches. Continue reading...
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Felicity Huffman among dozens charged over admissions fraud at top US schools

Scheme helped wealthy Americans buy their children’s way into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and StanfordUS federal prosecutors have charged dozens of people in a years-old $25m scheme to help wealthy Americans buy their children’s way into elite universities including Yale, Georgetown and Stanford, and the University of Southern California. Related: Beto O'Rourke heads to Iowa amid speculation over 2020 run – live Continue reading...
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Stanford investigates links to scientist in baby gene-editing scandal

University to assess how much its staff knew about Chinese scientist’s plans to use Crispr to modify genesStanford University has begun an investigation following claims some of its staff knew long ago of Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s plans to create the world’s first gene-edited babies.A university official said a review was under way of interactions some faculty members had with He, who was educated at Stanford. Several professors including He’s former research adviser have said they knew or ...
Tags: Science, Stanford, China, US news, Asia Pacific, US universities, Gene Editing, He Jiankui, genesStanford University


Outcry after Duke administrator warns Chinese students to speak English

University apologizes and opens investigation as email sent to foreign scholars denounced as discriminatoryDuke University moved quickly Monday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator sent an email warning to Chinese students to speak in English.Outcry mounted after an email sent Friday by Megan Neely, who teaches in the biostatistics master’s degree program and served as its director of graduate studies. Co...
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Humiliation, homoeroticism and animal cruelty: inside the frathouse

Photographer Andrew Moisey uncovered ritual hazing, extreme drunkenness and toxic masculinity on one college campus – from men destined to be America’s future leadersLast year in the US, four freshman students died as a direct result of hazing rituals during college fraternity initiation ceremonies. All the deaths occurred during or just after drinking bouts in which the victims consumed vast amounts of spirits in a short space of time while older students egged them on. One of the deceased, Max...
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How 'micro-grants' as small as $900 could help US college students graduate

Grants as small as $900 could prevent thousands of US college students each semester from dropping out of schoolThis story was produced in collaboration with the Hechinger Report.Every semester, thousands of students drop out of college because they are a few hundred dollars short of being able to pay their bills. Many are only a few credits shy of graduation. Most are already working one or more jobs to keep up with their college costs. Continue reading...
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Harvard sued for alleged discrimination against Asian American applicants

Group claims admissions process weighed against Asian Americans while university filed brief denying discrimination An Asian American group suing Harvard University says it has evidence of discrimination in the school’s admissions process. Continue reading...
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Syracuse expels fraternity over racist video – before another clip emerges

Actions against individuals could include suspension, expulsionChancellor to discuss matter with students on Sunday nightSyracuse University announced on Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that members say was intended as satire.The controversy continued, however, with the emergence of more video showing a simulated sexual assault of a disabled person. Continue reading...
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Blackface is free speech but anti-Bush tweet is not at California university

State school system accused of ‘glaring hypocrisy’ after initially saying Barbara Bush criticism ‘beyond free speech’ but racist frat stunt is protectedWhen a white student at California State University was caught this month wearing blackface, administrators had a clear message: it was racist, but “protected by free speech”. Days later, when a professor tweeted that the late Barbara Bush was a “racist”, the university’s tone was different: the faculty member would be investigated for her remark...
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Rosa Parks' house seeks a home after desertion, rescue and a visit to Berlin

The house Parks moved into in 1957 was slated for demolition before an artist moved it to Germany, but as an attempt to display it in the US faces a block, a determined group of volunteers aim to rescue it The small, tired house with peeling white paint once served as a refuge for Rosa Parks in Detroit. It has traveled across the world and back in an odyssey conceived by an artist and a Parks family member determined to preserve the civil rights activist’s legacy.It was rescued for $500 off a de...
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Florida bridge collapse: four dead after new walkway falls on busy road

Pedestrian bridge linked to Florida International University collapses, crushing vehicles, as state’s governor vows investigationFour people have been killed after a newly installed pedestrian bridge collapsed on Thursday at Florida International University in the Miami area, crushing at least five vehicles. The 950-ton span fell directly on to a busy roadway at the university’s main Miami-area campus. Video shows vehicles underneath the bridge were hit. Continue reading...
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Florida bridge collapse: several dead after new walkway falls on busy road

New pedestrian bridge linked to Florida International University ‘It was a chaotic scene … no one knew exactly what to do’A newly installed pedestrian bridge has collapsed at Florida International University in the Miami area, crushing at least five vehicles and causing multiple deaths and injuries. The 950-ton span fell on Thursday afternoon at the university’s main Miami-area campus. Video shows vehicles underneath the bridge were hit. Continue reading...
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Florida bridge collapse: multiple vehicles trapped under walkway

Unclear if people were hurt at Florida International UniversityNewly installed pedestrian bridge gave way at Miami-area campusA newly installed pedestrian bridge has collapsed at Florida International University in the Miami area and it was not immediately clear if anyone is hurt.The 950-tonne span fell on Thursday afternoon at the university’s main Miami-area campus. Video shows vehicles underneath the bridge were hit. Continue reading...
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'Walkout' Wednesday: the essential information about the protests

Mass student protests at nearly 3,000 schools across the US will last for 17 minutes to mark the 17 deaths in the Florida school shootingStudents across the US have planned “walkout” demonstrations for Wednesday, a month to the day after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed. Participants say they are acting to memorialize those who were killed and to call for new gun safety legislation, including a ban on assault weapons a...
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Christian group rejects gay student – then sues university for discrimination

University of Iowa revoked Business Leaders in Christ’s registrationLeadership applicant turned down for not rejecting homosexualityThe University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with Business Leaders in Christ, a conservative Christian group that denied a leadership position to a gay student. Related: Christian thrown out of university over anti-gay remarks loses appeal Continue reading...
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Charlie Rose: two US universities rescind honors in wake of 'egregious' allegations

Arizona State and Kansas act after multiple sexual misconduct allegationsCBS fired Rose from its morning show after initially suspending himTwo universities have rescinded honors bestowed on Charlie Rose, the journalist who was fired this week by CBS News and whose program was canceled by PBS in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. Related: Weinstein inquiry: police departments likely to join forces, experts say Continue reading...
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'Go home, Spencer': Protests during white supremacist's Florida speech – video

The white supremacist Richard Spencer took the stage at the University of Florida on Thursday after his supporters threatened to sue if he was not allowed to speak. But minutes after he began to talk, the majority of the crowd of hundreds in the auditorium stood together, raised their fists and chanted: ‘Go home, Spencer! Go home, Spencer!’White supremacist Richard Spencer faces barrage of protest at Florida speech Continue reading...
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White supremacist Richard Spencer faces barrage of protest at Florida speech

Majority of audience stands and chants throughout white nationalist’s talkSpencer: ‘You are trying to shut down a dissident intellectual’White supremacist Richard Spencer took the stage at the University of Florida on Thursday after his supporters threatened to sue if he was not allowed to speak. But minutes after he began to talk, the majority of the crowd of hundreds in the auditorium stood together, raised their fists, and started chanting “Go home Spencer! Go home Spencer!” Continue reading...
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Indiana teenager 'glad to be alive' after spending 60 hours locked inside cave

Lukas Cavar, 19, was on spelunking trip to Sullivan Cave near BloomingtonIndiana University freshman became separated from Caving Club membersA 19-year-old man who spent 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave says he feels lucky to be alive.Indiana University freshman Lukas Cavar was on a spelunking trip to Sullivan Cave about 10 miles south of Bloomington when he became separated on Sunday afternoon from 12 other members of the university’s caving club. Continue reading...
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'Junk science': experts cast doubt on widely cited college free speech survey

Survey saying 20% of US college students believe it’s appropriate to use violence against offensive speech was administered to an opt-in online panelPolling experts are raising red flags about a new survey that concluded that nearly 20% of American college students believe it’s appropriate to use violence to silence offensive speech.The eye-popping results of the survey have been widely cited in conservative media outlets, including by the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, and were wri...
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Brigham Young ends 60-year ban on sale of caffeinated drinks on campus

The Mormon church-owned university has scrapped a rule established in the mid-1950s that no caffeinated beverages would be sold on campusBrigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: “It’s happening.” Related: BYU amends honor code that shamed students who reported sexual assault Continue reading...
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George Osborne takes on seventh job with Stanford University role

Former chancellor adds another role to his post-cabinet career, becoming visiting fellow at the California universityGeorge Osborne has taken on a seventh professional role, and his third at a university, it has been announced.Osborne, the editor of London Evening Standard, among many other jobs, has been named a visiting fellow at Stanford University in California, the university said in a statement on Wednesday. Continue reading...
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LGBT groups denounce 'dangerous' AI that uses your face to guess sexuality

Two prominent LGBT groups in the US have criticized a Stanford study showing artificial intelligence can accurately guess if people are gay or straightA Stanford University study showing that artificial intelligence (AI) can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on their faces has sparked a swift backlash from LGBT rights activists who fear this kind of technology could be used to harm queer people. The research, which went viral this week, used a sample of online dating phot...
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What is a black professor in America allowed to say? – podcast

Tommy J Curry thought forcing a public discussion about race and violence was part of his job. It turned out that people didn’t want to hear it• Read the text version hereSubscribe via , iTunes, Soundcloud, , Acast & Sticher and join the discussion on Facebook and Twitter Continue reading...
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Trump could lose honorary law degree after Charlottesville remarks

Lehigh University considers rescinding president’s doctor of laws statusRobert Gordon University took back Trump’s honorary business degree in 2015One of the three universities to give Donald Trump an honorary doctorate is considering whether to revoke it in the wake of his controversial comments about the violence in Charlottesville last weekend.The board of trustees at Lehigh University – based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania – will decide whether to rescind the president’s doctor of laws status wh...
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