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

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  1. Dback Jon

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    FTFY
     
  2. Ouchie-Z-Clown

    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Yup. One my younger cousins attended SC on a total scholarship. He’s now the recipient of the most difficult grant in the country do PhD level work in neurosciences at Indiana U.
     
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    I just chuckled to myself thinking about a sign I saw at SDS back in the Pete Carroll era. It was just two huge pictures of OJ and Pat Tillman, and said YOU DECIDE.

    We then sat behind a family a couple 10 year old sons in USC home and road jerseys. They did the "fourth quarter" sign to the whole section (mostly longtime season ticket holders). I choose to believe one of the sons became good and the other became evil.
     
  4. DeAnna

    DeAnna Just A Face in The Crowd

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    I don't know why so many people are outraged about this college admissions 'scandal.' This is commonplace in a lot of countries - especially Asia, Spain, Italy, South America, etc. :shrug:

    My ex is from Singapore - he only got into an Ivy league school because his dad "knew" a govm't official who knew the Dean and got him in.
     
  5. Rivercard

    Rivercard Too much good stuff

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    Why shouldn't we be outraged? It's outrageous that your ex got in only because he had connections. This needs to not be commonplace.
     
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    I heard it described as a front door, a back door and a side door for admission to the schools.

    Front door is working hard, good grades, etc.

    Back door is rich daddy buys a new library or makes huge donation to the school.

    Both of those are understood and legal.

    Side door is what this is about. Paying off proctors and faking disability for different scrutiny on the tests, coaches that lie about students being athletes, etc. On top of that and the reason I think the Feds got involved is because some parents were making donations to fake charities and then writing the donation off in their taxes.
     
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  7. Covert Rain

    Covert Rain Father smelt of elderberries!

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    Outraged is probably the wrong word. We should be outraged but this is common place in this country. The elite have been getting in great colleges since Universities came to be in this country by greasing the wheel. This isn’t shocking at all.
     
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    People don't like being lied to. Pretty simple to understand, really.
     
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    Yep I guess what surprised me is how much money they actually paid for this access.
     
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    But this is commonplace and has been and it is not restricted to college admissions. Just because the FBI got involved doesn't mean now is the time to be outraged.
     
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    Who was lied to? Students who didn't get in weren't lured to. Every school...even ASU...has a cap each year. The cheats stole spits from mite deserving students but nobody was lied to near as I can tell
     
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    Huh? Sorry but you don't get to tell other people when they are allowed be outraged. Robbery, Rape, Murder are all commonplace, you OK with that?
     
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    Spits and mites are only issues at A&M schools.
     
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    So falsifying test scores and falsely claiming to be an athlete are not considered lies? Or are you saying they lied, but to nobody.
     
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    Every student who applied in those years. The university declares the application process is fair to all and non discriminatory. I've been through this process with two kids, about to do so with a third. All schools say this. It is a lie.
     

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