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Offline mystery-ak

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The college admissions scandal just got worse
« on: May 15, 2019, 10:06:54 AM »
The college admissions scandal just got worse
by Brendan Pringle
 | May 15, 2019 09:00 AM

Just two months after the FBI exposed officials at the University of Southern California, Yale University, and other prestigious colleges and universities for accepting bribes from wealthy parents for admissions, a new report suggests the scandal might not be over.

For years, our nation’s top colleges have allowed donors to endow coaching positions, funding the salary of the coach or other costs for perpetuity in their various athletic programs to the tune of $2 million at Yale University and up to $10 million at Purdue University, for example. This fundraising opportunity has been so successful that at Yale endowments fund the head coaching or director positions for 24 out of 33 of its athletics teams.

This questionable fundraising strategy could be paving the way to more admissions corruption. The Boston Globe reported Sunday that in at least six different cases at Yale University, the children of those who had endowed coaching positions or programs were accepted into the Ivy League school soon after, and even played on the teams.

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Re: The college admissions scandal just got worse
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 11:54:06 AM »
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Re: The college admissions scandal just got worse
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 12:45:48 PM »
Two different things.  Of course schools are going to give preferences to the children of people who contribute huge amounts of money to the school.  Those endowments help keep tuitions for everyone lower than they'd otherwise have to be.  They benefit the school as a whole, and more than pay for whatever additional marginal cost the student adds.

But when it is under the table payments to individuals, and not to the university itself, it doesn't benefit either the school, or other students.  That's why they have to do it fraudulently. 

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