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Why not have schools auction off college seats to the highest bidder? The question was posed by a senior vice president at the Harvard Management Company on his public LinkedIn page amid the recent national college admissions cheating scandal. According to Michael Cappucci, it is simply an honest question. He goes on to ask, Why do we have a system where wealthy parents have to make shady payments to even more shady intermediaries to get their kids into college? The post, which has since been removed but still drew much online anger was authored by Cappucci who is not a top official at the company; many people still presumed Harvard is connected to his idea, according to Inside Higher Ed, but Harvard was quick to distance itself from the LinkedIn post.

Auctioning Off College Admissions Seats?

April 2, 2019 3:47 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Why not have schools auction off college seats to the highest bidder? The question was posed by a senior vice president at the Harvard Management Company on his public LinkedIn page amid the recent
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and coaches. The FBI investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues, discovered that parents paid anywhere from $200,000 to $6.5 million for guaranteed admission into elite colleges and universities.

Yale Rescinds Acceptance Amid Admissions Bribery Scandal

March 26, 2019 3:33 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Yale is the first university to rescind the acceptance of a student over the national college admissions cheating scandal that implicated 50 people, including celebrities, college administrators and
Despite the possibility of earning free money for college, some current and prospective college students do not complete the FAFSA - perhaps because the form is confusing and lengthy. Instagram influencers and college bloggers are stepping in and have teamed up with the U.S. Department of Education to encourage more students to fill out their FAFSA with the hashtag #ButFirstFAFSA.

Insta Influencers Involved with Student FAFSA?

February 12, 2019 4:04 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Despite the possibility of earning free money for college, some current and prospective college students do not complete the FAFSA - perhaps because the form is "confusing and lengthy." Instagram
York College of Pennsylvania is under scrutiny for Photoshopping a billboard in order to appear more diverse by replacing white students with students who reflected diversity. Manipulating marketing tools to appear more diverse in college admissions materials is not uncommon, according to Inside Higher Ed.

College Under Fire for Photoshopping Billboard

February 5, 2019 12:59 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
York College of Pennsylvania is under scrutiny for "Photoshopping" a billboard in order to appear more diverse by replacing white students with students "who reflected diversity." Manipulating
 A Princeton University student who had applied to medical school and was rejected is now suing the school after being advised to take a DNA test to discover Native American or African American lineage in hopes of significantly increasing her chances of admission. The student is charging racial discrimination and a federal judge ruled that her case would proceed, despite requests to dismiss it.

Princeton Graduate Sues Grad School for Discrimination

January 29, 2019 4:33 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
A Princeton University student who had applied to medical school and was rejected is now suing the school after being advised to take a DNA test to discover Native American or African American
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