US college admissions bribery scandal 2019

US college admissions bribery scandal 2019

 

A criminal conspiracy to influence admissions to elite American universities was revealed in March 2019 when US federal prosecutors filed charges against at least 50 people, after a year-lo

ng investigation dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues”.

College scandal a cautionary tale for crazy rich Chinese
“Those more outstanding than you also work harder.” This is a trendy aspirational phrase in China in the digital era, meant to remind people who do not come from well-to-do families that the only way they can catch up is by working hard. Had the Stanford University admissions scandal involving, among others, sophomore Zhao “Molly” Yusi not made headlines, she would still be looked up to as living testimony of how diligence alone pays off in the end. But last week, the fairy tale unraveled. It turned out that Zhao’s “hard work” combined with $6.5 million that her parents paid to college consultant William “Rick” Singer, the largest such payment that has come to light, probably got her into St