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  • #16
    The pathologies of the winner-take-all society

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

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    • #17
      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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      • #18
        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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        • #19
          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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          • #20
            Originally posted by gh View Post
            Felicity Huffman?! Say it ain't so!
            The Stanford Sailing coach! Say THAT ain't so!

            https://news.stanford.edu/2019/03/12...ord-statement/
            Atticus
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            Last edited by Atticus; 03-12-2019, 11:35 PM.

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            • #21
              Friends, if your kid is a lazy slacker pot smoking loser just like you then you should give them a top 20 college degree to make up for it. It is money well spent.

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              • #22
                Another thing that jumped out at me. The parents involved are quite wealthy, but not the *super* rich. They can’t just write a $15 million check to pay a legal bribe to get their kids in. They are products of what I call “fractal inequality”

                https://mobile.twitter.com/chrislhay...77214559637511


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                • #23
                  $100,000 bribe to the Texas men's tennis coach, it is alleged.

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                  • #24
                    I spoke too soon when I said there are no track connections(though it sounds like USC coaches were not involved)

                    https://twitter.com/RedditCFB/status...14482401460226
                    There are no strings on me

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                    • #25
                      "I applied to UCSD for college where my dad was a professor and asked him to put in a word for me. He did, and I still got rejected and he goes “you’ve learned a valuable lesson. Never ask someone to put in a good word for you if everyone thinks that person is an asshole.”

                      https://mobile.twitter.com/justin_ha...34198335496193

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                        ..The parents involved .. but not the *super* rich. They can’t just write a $15 million check to pay a legal bribe to get their kids in. They are products of what I call “fractal inequality”
                        Yeah, I was really heart broken for them too... pulled on all ends, unable to find the time to educate their children or instill in them a love of learning they are driven by forces beyond themselves to fraud and bribery to get their pot smoking slacker into USC.


                        A very early and practical distribution. No need to rename anything..

                        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pareto_distribution


                        My own sentiment is that all of these parents should be able to get their kids into a university that is acceptable to them. And the price tag should be appropriately high. The market should determine these things. For every dolt son of Felicity Hoofmind that pays a premium the university can offer a scholarship to the brainy son of a laborer. Free and fair markets work.
                        user4
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                        Last edited by user4; 03-13-2019, 02:12 AM.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by guru View Post
                          I spoke too soon when I said there are no track connections(though it sounds like USC coaches were not involved)

                          https://twitter.com/RedditCFB/status...14482401460226
                          Oh dear...

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by guru View Post
                            I spoke too soon when I said there are no track connections(though it sounds like USC coaches were not involved)

                            https://twitter.com/RedditCFB/status...14482401460226
                            The kid should have just gone with it! show up to practice and learn to jump

                            Not sure if i'll be in a financial position to pull off a scam/fraud like this 14 years from now, but if my first born son doesn't go into pole vault, I may just have to try this.

                            Just kidding...probably

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                              Oh dear...
                              Oh dear is right. The standards are at 14' - hardly elite - and the technique is far from elite.

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                              • #30
                                This story has all sorts of interesting connections....like this...

                                https://mobile.twitter.com/jbenton/s...08862126448640

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