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Wealthy parents bribe their kids in to elite colleges using athletic teams

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  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Status, plus they want to give the kids what they want.

  • christopheruleschristopherules Posts: 3,121 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @TNDawg71 I’m afraid the answer to your question is both obvious, and it is most apparent too. I say a resounding “yes”. Corrupt to begin with?? Then corrupt through, and through??? That adds up to corrupt in the end. Sadly, I feel pretty certain that this practice isn’t new, only newly discovered.


  • JesupdawgJesupdawg Posts: 495 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    ^^^ This

    There is all kinds of ways that colleges do thing that are in the "gray" area.  In my opinion, if they are going to go down hard on the money bribing, then just as well clean up everything, one sin is not greater that the other IMO!!!

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Sounds like they are doing that very thing. I only say that going off the fact this investigation appears to have been underway simultaneous to the adidas thing. What will be the next to drop? I just hope none of this ever tarnishes the University of Georgia in any direct manner.

  • YaleDawgYaleDawg Posts: 1,013 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Jesupdawg according to the indictments the universities weren't involved in the bribing outside of a few coaches. They only bend over backwards for big time legacy donors. The money involved in the racket is pocket change to the institutions.

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    $6 million is a sizeable amount of money, I’d love to know who paid that much and for which school. I’ll bet 60 minutes does a segment in the near future.

  • pgjacksonpgjackson Posts: 3,941 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    The good thing I guess is that this doesn't seem to be systemic within the academic system. One issue is some guy who can get fake ACT and SAT scores and essentially trick the school into accepting the student based on false credentials. That is not a school issue. The other issue is parents directly bribing certain school employees (mostly coaches). Again, not the school's fault. That's an individual bad actor working at the school. It's not like parents are going to school Presidents or the Dean of Admissions and handing over wads of money. It's not nearly as nefarious as it first seemed. I don't think any of these schools are at fault. These schools admit tens of thousands of students every year. A few scammers are bound to find a way in.

  • YaleDawgYaleDawg Posts: 1,013 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    All I have to say is, Lori Loughlin looks ****ing fantastic.

  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    She'll be a top draft choice in prison. I kid, I kid

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    You made me google. Was wondering what Full House had to do with this. These social media thingys can be troublesome

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I never watched Full House, but I fell in love with Lori Loughlin in the movie Secret Admirer (1985). Honestly, from these pics she looks better today, and if she's had work done it doesn't show. So kudos to her and congrats to her husband.

  • RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 1,899 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Well you can catch her on Lifetime. And I only know because I see her when the wife is watching

  • orlandoorlando Posts: 1,327 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    One of Loughlin’s daughters stated on her you tube channel that she only wanted to go to college for parties and going to the games. Yet mommie spent half a million for her dumb azz kids to attend USC. Get the F out of here

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Lots of people get it. What he stated has already been stated.

  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 3,424 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • FirePlugDawgFirePlugDawg Posts: 3,424 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    FYI (not that anyone cares) I call Lifetime the ug~ly girl channel. Must be some attraction for women to see less attractive women involved with okay looking guys. Oh, I'm commenting for a friend.

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 12

    Let's say these folks are guilty of donating money as a bribe in order to get their children in to school? Some people seem to think this isn't really a big deal. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't. Should any of the parents go to jail?

    We don't usually jail politicians for this type of behavior.

  • TNDawg71TNDawg71 Posts: 1,002 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 12,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 12

    Bank, you had to get political and make a patently wrong statement.

    Yale is very conservative, learn your subject before making a tired knee jerk claim.

  • BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 2,912 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Care to explain? Got a link?

    Your assumptions are what's wrong. There are many schools involved other than Yale. The Loughlin kid went to USC and her mother facing charges is very conservative.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 12,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    How private universities are enriched by public funds is through grants. Yes they go to specific projects and employees of a school, but they do enrich the schools.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @FirePlugDawg Welp, I mean, if you're going to search the net for the worst pic you can find, then I guess you win. I haven't seen (or thought about) Lori Loughlin in forever. I was just responding to the two pics that were part of the referenced article. In those two, she looks better than she did 35 years ago, and that's saying something.

  • AnotherDawgAnotherDawg Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    If I'm the judge, I say, "You, on the right, case dismissed. You, on the left, life in prison."

    To paraphrase Mel Brooks, "It's good to be the judge."

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 6,553 mod

    Aunt Becky is a national treasure and I enjoy her work whenever I'm home for the holidays and my mom has the hallmark Christmas movie channel on 24/7. Any of those movies that call for a female 40-something protagonist she has it on lock.

  • YaleDawgYaleDawg Posts: 1,013 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Bankwalker you say you get it and then say this which is completely inaccurate. The parents involved in this bribing scheme did not donate money to the universities. They paid a guy from a company called "The Key" which masqueraded as a college counseling business. He organized bribes using the parents money to pay off ACT test administrators and to bribe college coaches to say a student was being recruited. They did this to trick the colleges into accepting unqualified students. Mega donors getting preferential treatment is a separate issue since they usually make donations over a long period of time instead of one payment suggesting a bribe. The money also goes directly to the university and not an individual which makes it hard to classify as a bribe.

  • WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 12,605 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
    edited March 12

    The 2 most conservative Supreme Court Justices went to Yale, Thomas and Alito.Yale grad Brett Cavanaugh may prove to be as conservative as Thomas, who is almost cartoonishly far right.. Yale is the home of Skull and Bones and many conservative politicians went there. The Clintons went there, but they clearly are not of that culture.

  • orlandoorlando Posts: 1,327 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Don’t know what the outcome for the parents will be but the guy they paid has already plead guilty to racketeering and probably more charges coming. Only the tip of the iceberg so far.

  • KaseyKasey Posts: 6,553 mod

    Also...the movie The Skulls just how much $$ can influence collegiate rowers. It's a nasty biz at Yale

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