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    Yale is First School to Rescind Student’s Admission Following Admissions Scandal

    Yale is First School to Rescind Student’s Admission Following Admissions Scandal

    “was admitted to the University as a women’s soccer recruit despite having never played competitive soccer”

    Fallout continues to happen after the exposure of a national college admissions scandal. On Monday, twelve defendants were arraigned in federal court in Boston.

    Now Yale has rescinded the admission of a student allegedly admitted under fraudulent circumstances.

    Ciara Nugent reports at Time:

    Yale Becomes First University to Rescind Admission for Student in College Fraud Scandal

    Yale University has rescinded the admission of a student who was accepted as part of the massive college cheating scandal revealed by the Department of Justice earlier in March.

    Federal prosecutors charged 50 people for participating in the scheme, which employed bribery, exam cheating and unearned athletic endorsements to help get applicants into prestigious colleges. Among the 33 parents indicted were CEOs, partners at top law firms and actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin.

    Yale said in a statement that it believes women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith assisted two applicants to the university by giving them fraudulent athletic endorsements. One was denied admission and the other was admitted, the university said, adding that federal law and Yale policy prevents them from revealing the applicants’ names.

    Bill Gallagher & Skakel McCooey of Yale Daily News have more. This act of fraud allegedly cost the parents of the student $1.2 million dollars:

    Yale rescinds admission of student implicated in nationwide admissions scandal

    On March 14, The Wall Street Journal reported that Morrie Tobin, a father of Yale students, allegedly tipped off federal authorities to the scandal when he provided information in an attempt to gain leniency for an unrelated securities fraud case. According to the Journal, former Yale women’s soccer head coach Rudy Meredith offered Tobin a bribe, which he declined.

    The Journal later reported on March 19 that, according to a person familiar with the investigation, Tobin participated in the scam by paying a bribe. However, Conroy said that Yale does not know the Journal’s source and cannot comment on the accusation’s accuracy. At the time of this story’s publication, the News has not been able to identify the source or confirm the allegation published in the Journal…

    In one example of bribery cited in court documents, Singer agreed to help “facilitate the admission of an applicant to Yale,” known in the case as “Yale Applicant 1,” “in or about” November 2017 in exchange for a $1.2 million payment from the applicant’s parents in the “spring or summer of 2018.” Yale Applicant 1 was admitted to the University as a women’s soccer recruit despite having never played competitive soccer and has since had her admission rescinded.

    This detail drives home how dishonest the entire scam really was:

    Singer allegedly worked with Laura Janke, a former assistant women’s soccer coach at the University of Southern California, to create a falsified profile to be included in that applicant’s application.

    “[C]ould you please create a soccer profiles asap for this girl who will be a midfielder and attending Yale so she has to be very good. Needs to play Academy and no high school soccer…awards and honors — more info to come — need a soccer pic probably Asian girl,” read a Nov. 10, 2017, email from Singer to Janke, according to court documents.

    When the applicant was admitted to Yale, Singer mailed Meredith a check for $400,000.

    Here’s a short video report from CNN:

    If you watched that video to the end, you heard Brynn Gingras say that more arrests are reportedly on the way.

    How big will this scandal become?

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    In the realm of school admissions, wouldn’t this be just like illegal immigration? Student got “over legal barriers” got caught and now Yale is kicking them put? Oh, the horror of it all! (Sarc)

    oldgoat36 | March 28, 2019 at 6:10 am

    Admission processes are not rubber stamps unless purposely done. With the competition to get in to the higher ranked schools being so difficult to pass, and there being a finite number of students, as well as legacy and some difference given to faculty dependents, openings for sports won’t be just given out to those who play a sport based simply on the word of a coach. This goes a lot deeper than has been admitted. The lucre has to be passed to others in this scheme.

    I doubt these high end schools admit many, if any, undeclared majors. So Deans or those in the Deans’ offices have to be involved. They are a part of the admissions process. And even sports people don’t get a total pass in schools like these. The grades may not be quite so high, but they aren’t letting Bevis Butthead in to play a sport.

    If Yale kicked one out for this, it makes you wonder how many remain in there that were not found out about. Yale is doing window dressing on this.

    The Clintons and Obamas certainly have lowered the bar with any senses of morality being even pretended with this country anymore. Why should graduates of these schools be held in such high esteem if they allow even one of these to get through? And if we know of a dozen or so, I guarantee there are far more of them that got through prior to this scandal.

    Moral bankruptcy is what allows this. This is part of Clinton’s and Obama’s legacy. This isn’t much different from the Smollett case, as this is full corruption on display.

      MajorWood in reply to oldgoat36. | March 28, 2019 at 11:23 am

      The admitted students themselves are the window dressing. They often come from families that are associated with established foundations, so the “graduates” never really enter the competitive job market, but rather occupy positions that were earmarked for them, sort of like they are being babysat with a paycheck. I came from a mid-sized industrial town in Ohio, with a number of wealthy families from the early 1900’s that had made it big with niche factories. But those families are sort of like the Aristocrats in England, where the wealth (and intelligence) is being diluted out over each generation. The original smart and industrious generation had children who married either slackers or gold-digging bimbos. Since they were unable to make in the real world, they all came back home where they took on important jobs like administrator of the art museum that the family underwrote, or any of a dozen meaningless charity groups that were heavily subsidized by the family. And that is one of the curses. They can never leave because only in the home town they are a big deal. I guess it was just an early form of money laundering to get around inheritance taxes which were much higher than the process of making a tax deductible donation to a charity, which then paid a salary to the family member, who then paid a smaller percentage in income taxes than a direct gift tax would entail. And the idjit kids get a prestigeous title like “CEO of XXX foundation” which is complete BS to anyone remotely familiar with the situation. It doesn’t matter if they attended a good school and got D’s in everything because they would never have to compete for a real job, or even do a job. They just needed a diploma so the parents wouldn’t be really embarrassed. And being the lawyer for the family business is often another red flag. Of course, the real payback comes in the form of rampant alcoholism and drug addiction which seems to follow listless people with money, cough, Kennedys, cough, through the generations. The colleges have been in on this for ages with legacy admissions. The real question though is how far the legacies have diluted the actual student pool, and, how far the colleges have gone in milking this cash cow. $1M to get into USC? That kid must have a room temp IQ at best!

    Petrushka | March 28, 2019 at 9:31 am

    I blame Trump. Not for causing this scandal, but for stirring the pot. Such scandals simply don’t surface when democrats or uniparties are in power.

    hrunting | March 29, 2019 at 12:37 pm

    Since some people are sharing, I’ll add my college admissions story. I graduated in the mid 90’s and applied for a handful of schools (only 4th in my class). Mid 1300’s SAT, ton of extra-curricular activity including sports, foreign language club, many out-side of school activities.

    My best friend had similar grads, beat me on the SAT by 30 points, and was 1/4 Mexican (with a last name of Vosburg, lol). The only “extra-curricular” activity my friend did was as an editor of the school paper.

    One of the schools we both applied to was Standford. I was sent a denial letter. My friend received an acceptance letter written in Spanish, that she couldn’t read after studying French in school.

    Well, we both ended up attending UCDavis, and not Stanford.

      Gremlin1974 in reply to hrunting. | March 30, 2019 at 10:43 am

      Yep affirmative racism at its finest.

      I had a friend who was named Sue (Short for Suki) went to visit MIT and she and her Dad told us that they treated them like they had just gotten off of a boat. Sue was born in the US right outside of Dallas and had a Texas accent even though she was 100% Japanese and looked it. She said the “bowing contest” at the beginning made her want to scream; “MORTAL KOMBAT…FIGHT!”. She really threw them for a loop when she greeted them with her favorite; “Konichiwa, Ya’ll!” She said they just did not know how to deal with her parents, who had embraced american culture (both dad and Sue love to bass fish).

      MIT turned her down even though Sue had an SAT score of just over 1500 (only missed maxing the math by about 40 points, had tested out of all of her undergrad basic math, and taken college level science and advance math in High School. Her Dad said it was because he had figured out where they were hiding all the white folks! Sue even told them her Sushi joke; “I don’t eat raw fish, because little hunks of raw fish are what we use as bait to catch real food.” LOL

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