Actresses Felicity Huffman & Lori Loughlin among charged in $25M college scam

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    Even if they were fully aware of the deception, participated in cheating on tests, posed for fake photos of them doing sports, etc.?
     
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    That's a good point. I guess I was thinking in terms of if they're doing the work well now it should be ok but given how they got in, how do we know they're not cheating their way through school now?

    In that case lock her up.

    Whoops got carried away
     
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    Apparently she was on a USC official’s yacht at the time charges were announced on her mother. Can’t make this stuff up.
     
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    From your article, I thought this was revealing:

    “I don’t know how much of school I’m gonna attend,” she told her nearly 2 million subscribers, after delving into her extensive work schedule. “But I’m gonna go in and talk to my deans and everyone, and hope that I can try and balance it all. But I do want the experience of like game days, partying…I don’t really care about school, as you guys all know.”

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Oh, man. Dude has a yacht and has to hire kids to row it?
     
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    And how do we know that things have been on the up and up since they were admitted? If they can bribe people to admit their kids, then I'm sure they can bribe them to change grades if they are failing.
     
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    WSJ skewers USC again today. USC was actually taking bribe money from this scam and diverting it to pay for non revenue sports. They may actually get the NCAA involved on this because of that. The NCAA would be more interested if it was football or hoops of course but they were taking bribes and then using those bribes to pay for things in non revenue sports which is apparently a violation of some NCAA rules
     
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    Apologies for repeating myself, but USC is a cult. No part of this has been surprising to me. Including the news about the yacht. That's how things are there. And it's been that way for generations.

    Too many families will do anything to get their kids into the school. Not for the education, but for the social prestige USC carries in Southern California.

    The USC mafia. (Which produced several of the Watergate evil-doers.) Their lack of morality is on full show here.
     
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    Hallmark cans Loughlin
     
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    A friend of mine is both a UCLA and Notre Dame grad and teaches at UCLA. He's saying that USC has legitimately improved their academic profile significantly, the average SAT score is actually higher at SC than UCLA now for example. But the problem is there's still as you say this persistent culture of if you get into USC the connections you'll make will allow you to be a success in life so the key is, get into USC, by any means necessary. So there's still this subset of rich kids from the OC getting help from their parents etc to get in.

    But he was actually defending USC in that he said their academics have legitimately improved by leaps and bounds, among regular students not athletes of course.
     
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    I heard it was Chaplin’s decision.
     
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    Loughlin’s daughters withdraw from USC because they fear bullying.
     

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