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College admission scandal
I’m sure you you’ve all heard about this by now. Rich people paying off school officials to get their spoiled kids into the college of their dreams while not earning that position. Many of them bribed coaches to include their kid on a sports team, tennis, soccer, water polo. But the most interesting thing is how much USC is mentioned, even their senior associate AD. Wonder how the NCAA reacts to all this.

Here is a current list of all involved.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/complete-...12373.html

The 'ringleaders':

William Rick Singer, owner of Edge College & Career Network and CEO of the Key Worldwide Foundation

Mark Riddell

Rudolph Meredith, the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University

John Vandemoer, head sailing coach at Stanford University

David Sidoo, Vancouver businessman and former Canadian Football League player

The 'clients':

Lori Loughlin, actress known best for her roles on Full House, Fuller House, and 90210.

Ali Khosroshahin, former USC women’s soccer coach

Elisabeth Kimmel, owner and president of a media company

Marjorie Klapper, co-owner of jewelry business

Toby MacFarlane, former senior executive at a title insurance company

Steven Masera, accountant and financial officer for the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation

William McGlashan, founder and managing partner at private equity company TPG Growth

Gregory Abbott, founder and chairman of food and beverage packing company International Dispensing Corp.

Marcia Abbott, wife of Gregory Abbott

Gamal Abdelaziz, former Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts executive

Diane Blake, executive at a retail merchandising firm

Todd Blake, entrepreneur and investor

Jane Buckingham, founder and president of consumer insights firm Trendera

Amy Colburn

Gregory Colburn, a radiation oncologist

Igor Dvorskiy, director of a private elementary and high school and a test administrator for the College Board and ACT

Manuel Henriquez, founder, chairman and CEO of a publicly traded specialty finance company

Douglas Hodge, former CEO of investment management company

Felicity Huffman, actress known best for her roles on Trans America, Christmas with the Kranks, and Raising Helen

Agustin Huneeus Jr., owner of wine vineyards

Bruce Isackson, president of real estate development firm WP Investments

Davina Isackson

Michelle Janavs, former executive of Hot Pockets

Laura Janke, former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California.

Gordon Ernst, former head coach of men and women’s tennis at Georgetown University

William Ferguson, former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University

Robert Flaxman, president of a private tennis academy in Houston

Gordon Caplan, co-chairman of an international law firm based in New York City;

Michael Center, head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin

I-Hsin “Joey” Chen, operates a provider of warehousing and related services for the shipping industry

Martin Fox, president of a private tennis academy in Houston

Mossimo Giannulli, fashion designer at Mossimo, sold at Target

Donna Heinel, senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;

Elizabeth Henriquez

Rudolph Meredith, the former head women’s soccer coach at Yale University

Marci Palatella

Jorge Salcedo, former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles

Mikaela Sanford, employee of the Edge College & Career Network and the Key Worldwide Foundation

Peter Jan Sartorio, founder and president of Nate's and PJ's Foods

Stephen Semprevivo, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer, Cydcor, LLC

Devin Sloane, founder and CEO of Aquatecture, LLC

Jovan Vavic, former water polo coach at University of Southern California

Niki Williams, assistant teacher at Houston, TX high school

John Wilson, president and CEO of Hyannis Port Capital

Homayoun Zadeh, an associate professor of dentistry at Univesity of Southern California

Robert Zangrillo, founder, chairman and CEO of Dragon Global, a private investment firm with a focus of venture capital and real estate.
03-13-2019 08:33 AM
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(03-13-2019 08:33 AM)Usajags Wrote:  Robert Zangrillo, founder, chairman and CEO of Dragon Global, a private investment firm with a focus on WORLD DOMINATION.

Fixed it for you
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For once it feels good to be at the G5 level

Besides we are all public state supported schools who have a mission of any qualified in-state candidate gets in
03-13-2019 10:23 AM
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anybody else not surprised by this at all?
03-13-2019 09:43 PM
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(03-13-2019 09:43 PM)NCeagle Wrote:  anybody else not surprised by this at all?

I'm with you. I am disappointed in Aunt Becky but definitely not surprised.
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RE: College admission scandal
Huffman's husband, William Macy recently complained about "how stressful" the college application process is:

I get it, I mean there's so many decisions you have to make like:

Who takes the SAT for your kid?
or, do you let your kid take it, and then pay someone to correct it before it's sent in?
What Sport do you claim your kid's a star in?
Who can you get to "doctor" a recruiting tape?
What Coach can you "pay off" to give your "undeserving" kid a spot in his/her program?

Things like:

How are you going to look yourself in the mirror?
and
How are you going to sleep at night after your kid took a space that a more deserving student was entitled to?

. . . probably never crossed his mind.
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(03-13-2019 10:23 AM)Tealblood Wrote:  For once it feels good to be at the G5 level

Besides we are all public state supported schools who have a mission of any qualified in-state candidate gets in

Until the NCAA gets so mad at USC they bowl ban CCU.
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A lot of those schools are at the G5 level or lower.
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(03-14-2019 02:20 AM)eagleskins Wrote:  A lot of those schools are at the G5 level or lower.

Please elaborate
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(03-13-2019 10:38 PM)eaglewraith Wrote:  
(03-13-2019 10:23 AM)Tealblood Wrote:  For once it feels good to be at the G5 level

Besides we are all public state supported schools who have a mission of any qualified in-state candidate gets in

Until the NCAA gets so mad at USC they bowl ban CCU.

Exactly
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(03-13-2019 09:50 PM)Pounce FTW Wrote:  
(03-13-2019 09:43 PM)NCeagle Wrote:  anybody else not surprised by this at all?

I'm with you. I am disappointed in Aunt Becky but definitely not surprised.

She’s probably hoping the judicial system will ‘have mercy’
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(03-13-2019 08:33 AM)Usajags Wrote:  John Vandemoer, head sailing coach at Stanford University

Ali Khosroshahin, former USC women’s soccer coach

Laura Janke, former assistant coach of women’s soccer at the University of Southern California.

William Ferguson, former women’s volleyball coach at Wake Forest University

Michael Center, head coach of men’s tennis at the University of Texas at Austin

Donna Heinel, senior associate athletic director at the University of Southern California;

Jorge Salcedo, former head coach of men’s soccer at the University of California at Los Angeles

Jovan Vavic, former water polo coach at University of Southern California

Homayoun Zadeh, an associate professor of dentistry at Univesity of Southern California

(03-14-2019 06:38 AM)Tealblood Wrote:  H
(03-14-2019 02:20 AM)eagleskins Wrote:  A lot of those schools are at the G5 level or lower.

Please elaborate

USC, UCLA, Wake Forest, Stanford, Texas, not exactly what I would call G5.
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The question I have, are any of these schools also wrapped up in the basketball scandal??? Talk about lack of institutional control, kids listed as athletes and not actually playing the sport, just coaches getting paid.
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(03-14-2019 06:58 AM)TrueBlueDrew Wrote:  
(03-13-2019 09:50 PM)Pounce FTW Wrote:  
(03-13-2019 09:43 PM)NCeagle Wrote:  anybody else not surprised by this at all?

I'm with you. I am disappointed in Aunt Becky but definitely not surprised.

She’s probably hoping the judicial system will ‘have mercy’

Cut. It. Out!
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This thing's starting to get interesting . . . . Kids with great credentials that didn't get into these schools are starting to file law suits for being rejected in favor of lesser qualified candidates . . .

Get your popcorn ready . . . it's gonna get messy.
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Georgetown, San Diego, Yale
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(03-14-2019 06:28 PM)Bobcat87 Wrote:  This thing's starting to get interesting . . . . Kids with great credentials that didn't get into these schools are starting to file law suits for being rejected in favor of lesser qualified candidates . . .

Get your popcorn ready . . . it's gonna get messy.

You knew the lawsuits would be coming. Their problem will be proving they were the one student that was denied. I would imagine that a class action suit would be better and a list of everyone that was better qualified academically who was denied getting something.

There will probably be a "scholarship fund" set up to make up for restitution. The problem with that is that it will go to those elite schools, who don't need the help.

There is this mean, dark part of me that wants to see these people destroyed. They could have taken all those bribes, hired tutors and put a boot up the kid's backside and got them prepared for college. Instead, they will preach to us how we should live, about fairness, and then screw over some kid who is worthy for their offspring, who has wanted for nothing.
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You know, the funny thing is (and I don’t Mean funny ha, ha) is that these people felt that they had to “Game” a system that was already rigged in their favor (white kids growing up in homes of wealth and privilege).

What does that say about their faith in their own children, kids who already went into the process with every conceivable advantage, and they still had to cheat.

Seems “corruption” is the watchword these days . . . easy for ordinary folks to be cynical . ..
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I do understand why public schools (UCLA, UT Austin, etc) need to fix these issue but private schools (Ivy League, Stanford, USC, etc) can do whatever they want as long as they don’t violate any NCAA rules, right?
03-18-2019 06:22 PM
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(03-18-2019 06:22 PM)T2003 Wrote:  I do understand why public schools (UCLA, UT Austin, etc) need to fix these issue but private schools (Ivy League, Stanford, USC, etc) can do whatever they want as long as they don’t violate any NCAA rules, right?

They are still bound by federal laws.

They (for example) can't discriminate on the basis of race, at least not explicitly (they can of course call their admissions "holistic" and rig the criteria to get the outcome they want).

(03-14-2019 02:20 AM)eagleskins Wrote:  A lot of those schools are at the G5 level or lower.

As usual, you don't know what you're talking about. No one is shelling out six figures to get admission to Houston or Tulane.
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