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Thirteen parents and one coach charged in the Operation Varsity Blues college cheating scandal will plead guilty in accordance with plea agreements. While elite parents implicated in the admissions scandal cheated to help their children get into college, there is a growing concern about how students, in general, may be cheating their way through college; specifically by buying ghostwritten essays online.

Essay Mills Providing a "Side Door" for College Students

April 9, 2019 4:08 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
Thirteen parents and one coach charged in the "Operation Varsity Blues" college cheating scandal will plead guilty in accordance with plea agreements. While elite parents implicated in the
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
A Dickinson College senior did not foresee her essay in the student paper titled Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk? going viral online or appearing on national organizations' websites. In her guest editorial, Leda Fisher argues that white, male students are taking over discussions of feminism, LGBTQ and race that she feels are better voiced by women and minority students.

Should White Boys Be Heard? Dickenson Student Says No

February 19, 2019 4:28 PM
by Susan Dutca-Lovell
A Dickinson College senior did not foresee her essay in the student paper titled "Should White Boys Still Be Allowed to Talk?" going viral online or appearing on national organizations' websites. In
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
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