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    Quote Originally Posted by EC8CH View Post
    I'm surprised of the complexity of this scheme to subvert the admissions process. Thought it would be more direct greasing of the wheels and less dog and pony show.
    That kind of got me too. I thought it'd be easier to buy your way in... I mean, all you had to do to go to Yale/Harvard in the old days was be born into the right family.

    One nice feature of this fraud is that they were able to claim their bribe money as charitable donations. Assuming that tax fraud is still a crime, that could be a problem for the people involved (on the flip side, Orange is the New Black: Season 7 could get some new talent.)

    One aspect I'd be interested in is how all these kids did in school. If you can get a B average in Harvard despite not making their entrance standards, then maybe their entrance standards don't prove anything.

    BTW, I bet a large portion of the essays written for admissions are authored by ghost writers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    That kind of got me too. I thought it'd be easier to buy your way in... I mean, all you had to do to go to Yale/Harvard in the old days was be born into the right family.
    IMO your statement is a bit of a generalization. There are many buildings named after people people who have been admitted who have made altruistic contributions to the growth and well-being of their Universities.





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    I blame Kimmy Gibbler for this shitstorm!*

    *Lori would never do this without being coerced by that trouble-maker Kimmy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    That kind of got me too. I thought it'd be easier to buy your way in... I mean, all you had to do to go to Yale/Harvard in the old days was be born into the right family.

    One nice feature of this fraud is that they were able to claim their bribe money as charitable donations. Assuming that tax fraud is still a crime, that could be a problem for the people involved (on the flip side, Orange is the New Black: Season 7 could get some new talent.)

    One aspect I'd be interested in is how all these kids did in school. If you can get a B average in Harvard despite not making their entrance standards, then maybe their entrance standards don't prove anything.

    BTW, I bet a large portion of the essays written for admissions are authored by ghost writers.
    Then again what the hell do I know. I'm just some dumb shmuck who went to public school and a state university.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Moen View Post
    No, not Lori Loughlin! I've had a crush on her since the movie Rad.
    Lori Loughlin is going from Full House straight to the Big House.


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    The Capo dei Capi of the scheme was flipped by the FBI and wore a wire.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...BBnb7Kz#page=2

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    Man, I should have gotten into the "taking the SAT for kids of pushy parents" thing back when I was a minor. I might be an idiot in most ways, but I am an idiot savant when it comes to standardized tests. Never too late, I suppose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNoodles View Post
    Lori Loughlin is going from Full House straight to the Big House.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KSBisonFan View Post
    I blame Kimmy Gibbler for this shitstorm!*

    *Lori would never do this without being coerced by that trouble-maker Kimmy.
    Quote Originally Posted by MNoodles View Post
    Lori Loughlin is going from Full House straight to the Big House.


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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    That kind of got me too. I thought it'd be easier to buy your way in... I mean, all you had to do to go to Yale/Harvard in the old days was be born into the right family.

    One nice feature of this fraud is that they were able to claim their bribe money as charitable donations. Assuming that tax fraud is still a crime, that could be a problem for the people involved (on the flip side, Orange is the New Black: Season 7 could get some new talent.)

    One aspect I'd be interested in is how all these kids did in school. If you can get a B average in Harvard despite not making their entrance standards, then maybe their entrance standards don't prove anything.

    BTW, I bet a large portion of the essays written for admissions are authored by ghost writers.
    My aunt is a teacher at a high end private high school in Rhode Island. She says she often pushes kids to consider elite schools(think Notre Dame, Vanderbilt, etc) that arent Ivy because grade inflation is a huge problem. Says the key stat to look at is what percent of grades given out are A's and that will tell you a lot about the school.
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