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  • Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile...

    William H. Macy is in deep shit....


    Huffman and Macy also seem to have abused the disability accommodations provisions of the SAT to facilitate their cheating—getting their daughter extra time on the test, and using that as a pretext to put in place the crooked proctor who fixed the test scores.


    https://mobile.twitter.com/studentac...27039732449280

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  • jeremyp
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    I remember being in a bar in Vermont and some local drunk guy came up to me and some of my fellow collegians (from a nearby Ivy League College) and said: "You kids think because you go to that College that you're smarter than us." I said: "No, We go to that College because our Dads are richer than your dads." End of conversation.

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  • thedoorknobbroke
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    I wouldn't call it corruption since legacy admissions are part of their stated policy, not something done under the table.
    right, this was years ago..morally corrupt but not under the table or illegal

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  • Conor Dary
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    The pathologies of the winner-take-all society

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.a5b4b4bfbb2c

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  • bambam1729
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Isn't it an open secret that many male NCAA athletes who are walk-ons were allowed to do so omly because their parents or grandparents were major contributors to the university?
    There was a pretty good article on this scandal on Vox. In the article they quoted that the most privileged applicants, in terms of given breaks relative to their academic achievements, were 1) athletes, 2) legacies, and 3) racial minorities. They had numbers in the article, but the athletes were far ahead of legacies or minorities in terms of breaks given relative academics.

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Isn't it an open secret that many male NCAA athletes who are walk-ons were allowed to do so omly because their parents or grandparents were major contributors to the university?
    Negative on that for me.

    I lead such a naive existence

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  • NotDutra5
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    Felicity Huffman?! Say it ain't so!
    ....and Becky Katsopolis!!! What will Jesse think?

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    That corruption has been around for ages....Harvard especially..... this is new...
    I wouldn't call it corruption since legacy admissions are part of their stated policy, not something done under the table.

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  • Conor Dary
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    The life of an empty headed dolt .....

    Ms. Giannulli is one of a number of celebrity offspring who have lived out their teenage years on social media. In the video for which she was criticized, she described how the dissolution of a romantic relationship had been particularly difficult because people would send her tweets, Instagram posts and Snapchats of her ex with other young women.

    It is unclear whether Ms. Giannulli is aware of the accusations against her parents. She has not yet released a comment. Representatives for her family did not immediately reply when contacted.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/12/s...s-scandal.html

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by thedoorknobbroke View Post
    Hell, the corruption goes way beyond sports. I have relatives (whom I am not very fond of) who attended a major university in southern california not in Westwood, Westchester, Pacific Palisades, Santa Barbara or San Diego. They were admitted with nothing more than C averages in HS because their father puked up around a half million for some lame project the business school was conducting.
    That corruption has been around for ages....Harvard especially..... this is new...

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  • thedoorknobbroke
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    Isn't it an open secret that many male NCAA athletes who are walk-ons were allowed to do so omly because their parents or grandparents were major contributors to the university?
    Hell, the corruption goes way beyond sports. I have friends (whom I am not very fond of) who attended a major university in southern california not in Westwood, Westchester, Pacific Palisades, Santa Barbara or San Diego. They were admitted with nothing more than C averages in HS because their father puked up around a half million for some lame project the business school was conducting.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by gh View Post
    Felicity Huffman?! Say it ain't so!
    Not a great career move.....

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Isn't it an open secret that many male NCAA athletes who are walk-ons were allowed to do so omly because their parents or grandparents were major contributors to the university?

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  • Conor Dary
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    https://mobile.twitter.com/holden/status/1105498458381680641



    Last edited by Conor Dary; 03-12-2019, 07:54 PM.

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  • guru
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    I'm not sure how track/xc dodged being involved in this, but glad it did

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