College admissions bribery scandal

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Re: College admissions bribery scandal

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Re: College admissions bribery scandal

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From a month ago:


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Re: College admissions bribery scandal

Post by Jimmy the Gent » Fri May 24, 2019 3:51 pm

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-yale-d ... 1552588402
The tipster who led federal authorities to the biggest college-admissions scam they have ever prosecuted was Morrie Tobin, a Los Angeles financial executive who was being investigated in a securities fraud case, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

Mr. Tobin was being questioned in an alleged pump-and-dump investment scheme—in which people conspire to inflate the price of a stock so they can sell it at a profit—when he offered a tip to federal authorities in an effort to obtain leniency.
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Re: College admissions bribery scandal

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Fuckin' rat!
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Re: College admissions bribery scandal

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The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: College admissions bribery scandal

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:49 am

A new "scam" or just creative gaming of the system?

Parents Are Giving Up Custody of Their Kids to Get Need-Based College Financial Aid
Dozens of suburban Chicago families, perhaps many more, have been exploiting a legal loophole to win their children need-based college financial aid and scholarships they would not otherwise receive, court records and interviews show.

Coming months after the national “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal, this tactic also appears to involve families attempting to gain an advantage in an increasingly competitive and expensive college admissions system.

Parents are giving up legal guardianship of their children during their junior or senior year in high school to someone else — a friend, aunt, cousin or grandparent. The guardianship status then allows the students to declare themselves financially independent of their families so they can qualify for federal, state and university aid, a ProPublica Illinois investigation found.

“It’s a scam,” said Andy Borst, director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “Wealthy families are manipulating the financial aid process to be eligible for financial aid they would not be otherwise eligible for. They are taking away opportunities from families that really need it.”
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Re: College admissions bribery scandal

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:07 pm

It's not about "education" or colleges in general, it's about getting a shot at joining the ruling class.

Who already cheat merely by being ruling class.
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Re: College admissions bribery scandal

Post by ed » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:41 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:07 pm
It's not about "education" or colleges in general, it's about getting a shot at joining the ruling class.

Who already cheat merely by being ruling class.
You are right. We should level the playing field so that EVERYONE is a member of the ruing class.

I will take on the burden of performing this service, Me and my team of nubile acolytes. We will work diligently to make everyone equal and our requirements are simple. Allow me to make up the laws necessary for this actualization of proletarian elevation. I promise I will not abuse my authority. Naturally, this will be a complicated process and the inner workings of it must remain secret. I will need a small police force for security. Since I AM the people, in effect, there is not need for anyone to possess weapons of any sort. We will be going door to door to collect them and if you are not sure if you have any we will help you look for them.

We will make various drugs legal and freely available. The motto of our new world order will be:

proletarian elevation thru stupification
I know making everyone the same has been tried before but not like this. This time it will work because I can be trusted. See? I said it.
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Re: College admissions bribery scandal

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:13 pm

On the contrary ed.

The ruling class universities used to provide a "well rounded education" such that (for example) a BA in English lit was a good preparation for a career in business. So did the second tier colleges such as the SUNY college I attended.

But these days they do not.

I would recommend college for a non-ruling class young person only if one of these things are true:

1) Ambition is a profession such as law or accounting.
2) Ambition is science, medicine, or engineering.
3) Ambition is to be a college professor (you little schmuck) or a schoolteacher (you moron).

There may be a few other exceptions.

But in general if it's just to earn a reasonable living, skilled trade or sales depending on personality type.
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