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    50 snared in elite college cheating scam...

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    Felicity Huffman, Lori Loughlin among 50 snared in elite college cheating scam, authorities say

    Actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were among more than four dozen people charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scandal that involved wealthy individuals paying up to $6.5 million to place their children into elite universities, according to court records revealed Tuesday.

    The alleged scam -- which involved students being placed into top colleges such as Yale, Georgetown, Stanford, University of Southern California, UCLA and the University of Texas -- was run by a man in California, William Rick Singer, who helped parents get their children into the schools through bribes, court documents unsealed in Boston showed. Officials have been investigating the scam for more than a year.

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    Wait... I thought the COACHES paid the athletes, not vice versa...


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    As someone in an elite school...

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewriteranon View Post
    As someone in an elite school...

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    I am guessing there will be several openings in these schools very soon, as the undeserving students get kicked out.

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    See, if these kids are not smart enough to get into one of these schools on their own, they'll have to cheat to get in. Then they'll have to cheat to get good enough grades to pass their classes. Then after they graduate, they'll get a job that is WAY over their heads, and then what are they gonna do?
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    Getting Ahead

    The original ‘Fargo’ was, and remains, a remarkable motion picture that I would happily recommend to any of you movie buffs. Can you possibly imagine how disappointed I was to discover that the brilliant William H Macey’s wife was embroiled in this latest college admissions scandal? I don’t think I could ever again sit down to watch that film without worrying about rich parents getting their kids into elite universities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firstfloor View Post
    The original ‘Fargo’ was, and remains, a remarkable motion picture that I would happily recommend to any of you movie buffs. Can you possibly imagine how disappointed I was to discover that the brilliant William H Macey’s wife was embroiled in this latest college admissions scandal? I don’t think I could ever again sit down to watch that film without worrying about rich parents getting their kids into elite universities.
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    Interesting take by Ben Shapiro...

    Colleges aren’t about training kids for the real world, or teaching them significant modes of thinking, or examining timeless truths. Universities aren’t about skill sets, either – at least in the humanities. They’re about two things: credentialism and social connections...

    ...After I was admitted to Harvard Law School, I attended orientation. Our 500-strong class was gathered in Memorial Hall, in historic Sanders Theater, where then-Dean Elena Kagan (now Supreme Court Justice) spoke to us. She informed us that the competition was over – we were in! No need to worry about the stuff we’d seen in The Paper Chase – we were all going to leave with degrees and jobs. Not just that – as graduates of Harvard Law, we were destined to rule the universe. She informed us of how many alumni were in the Senate, how many in Congress, how many on the Supreme Court. The battle was over upon our acceptance to the institution.https://www.dailywire.com/news/44571...ir-ben-shapiro
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    Interesting take by Ben Shapiro...
    That speech is delivered every year, except the year I was admitted. John Manning decided *not* to give the treadmill speech (in the speech whoever is speaking uses the analogy of getting off the treadmill), although my section leader referenced it at one point. It's actually really overblown. Competition for certain jobs and clerkships is still tight.

    Tbh, the social connection thing is extremely true though.

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