Graduating Coronado High School valedictorian Olivia Yamamoto speaks during the graduation ceremony at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoGraduating Coronado High School valedictorians, wearing gray robes, stand to be recognized during the graduation ceremony at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoGraduating Coronado High School valedictorian Olivia Yamamoto speaks during the graduation ceremony at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoGraduating Coronado High School valedictorians walk during the processional at their graduation ceremony at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 25, 2019. (Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @csstevensphotoGraduating Coronado High School valedictorians walk during … [Read more...] about For some Clark County valedictorians, it’s crowded at the top
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Laura Krantz and Deirdre Fernandes Globe Staff April 20, 2019 George Washington University president Stephen Trachtenberg was alone in his office one spring day in 2006 when he received an unexpected phone call.Former president George H.W. Bush, more than a dozen years out of office, was calling from sunny Kennebunkport as he watched boats sail past. He had a favor to ask.A young man working for him had just been rejected from George Washington. Bush could see the disappointed lad from his seat — he was up in a cherry picker painting the flagpole on the storied Bush compound. Could anything be done, Bush wanted to know. Advertisement “You don’t get everything you want, Mr. President,” Trachtenberg told him. But when he hung up the phone, he went down to the admissions office. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news … [Read more...] about For the wealthy, myriad advantages in college admissions (even without cheating)
BOSTON — Athletic coaches charged in a sweeping college admissions scam pleaded not guilty Monday to taking bribes from wealthy parents in exchange for helping students get into elite universities such as Georgetown. They appeared in Boston’s federal court nearly two weeks after they were arrested in what authorities have described as the biggest college admissions scheme ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department , which also ensnared prominent parents like actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin. Authorities say the coaches were paid tens of thousands of dollars to help falsify student’s athletic credentials and get them admitted as recruits for sports they didn’t play. They include longtime tennis coach Gordon Ernst, who’s accused of getting $2.7 million in bribes to designate at least 12 applicants as recruits to Georgetown, as well as former UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo, Wake Forest University women’s … [Read more...] about Coaches, others plead not guilty in college admissions scam
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Elite colleges already serve as some of President Donald Trump's favorite targets. Their fat endowments took a hit in the 2017 GOP tax law. A sweeping admissions cheating and bribery scandal the FBI uncovered Tuesday is the latest blow to the nation’s most expensive and selective American universities, which are also battling allegations of misusing race in deciding who will be invited to enroll. The charges that were unveiled — that dozens of wealthy and famous parents were able to literally write a check to push their children’s way into some of America’s best schools — are certain to confirm the suspicions of many: that the “tried and true” method to successful college admissions, as the ringleader in the scheme put it, is money. Many colleges enroll more students from the top 1 percent of earners than the bottom 60 percent combined. The frenzied race for admissions took on an ugly aura.Story Continued Below “It just exposed that old … [Read more...] about Admissions scandal reveals why America’s elite colleges are under fire