College admissions

August 09, 2019 - 10:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — Robert Zangrillo is accused of paying $250,000 to get his daughter into college as a fake athlete. Prosecutors call it a bribe. But his lawyers say Zangrillo isn't much different from parents who make formal donations to try to give their children an advantage in the admissions...
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August 09, 2019 - 5:49 am
BOSTON (AP) — A parent accused in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme plans to argue that he isn't much different from parents who try to give their children an edge in admissions by making donations. Lawyers for Robert Zangrillo gave a glimpse into their defense plans in a recently...
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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, incoming plebes carry their belongings down a staircase during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy, in Annapolis, Md. An analysis released Tuesday, July 23, 2019, shows the percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising although men are still put forward at numbers nearly three times higher than women. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
July 23, 2019 - 8:13 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The percentage of female students nominated by members of Congress for admission to U.S. service academies has been rising, but men are still put forward nearly three times as often as women, according to an analysis released Tuesday. A nomination from a federal lawmaker is...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal. Huffman didn't meet reporters to promote the film "Otherhood," which premieres on Netflix on Aug. 2. She pleaded guilty in May to paying $15,000 to a college admissions consultant to have a procter correct her daughter's answers on the SAT. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
July 20, 2019 - 10:35 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, a gate opens to the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Ivy League university announced Monday, June 17, 2019, that it would revoke an admission offer to a survivor of the Parkland high school massacre because of racist social media posts. The decision serves as a reminder to aspiring college students and all young people that their online comments, even those considered private, can resurface and be used against them. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 18, 2019 - 6:04 pm
The racist social-media posts were originally shared only among friends — in text messages and a Google document. But someone took screenshots, which led Harvard University to revoke an offer of admission to a Parkland high school survivor. The decision announced Monday serves as a reminder to...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2019 file photo, Kyle Kashuv, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Fla., speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Indianapolis. On Monday, June 17, 2019, Kashuv said that Harvard University revoked his acceptance over racist comments he made online and in text messages about two years ago. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 17, 2019 - 5:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages nearly two years ago. In a series of posts on Twitter, Kyle Kashuv shared several letters he received from...
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Actress Felicity Huffman arrives with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., at federal court Monday, May 13, 2019, in Boston, where she is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 13, 2019 - 9:51 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the plea of actress Felicity Huffman in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local): 3:30 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman has pleaded guilty to participating in the college admissions cheating scheme. The 56-year-old actress entered the plea...
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Felicity Huffman, center, departs federal court with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., left, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Boston, where she pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 13, 2019 - 3:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has exposed the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities. The Emmy-winning actress...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, TobyMacFarlane departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Authorities said Tuesday, April 23, that MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company, will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with federal authorities in the case. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 24, 2019 - 1:15 pm
BOSTON (AP) — As a sweeping bribery scandal reignites debate over college admissions, a pair of polls reveal that many Americans think the nation's universities place too much emphasis on factors such as wealth, family ties and athletic ability. The surveys, conducted by The Associated Press-NORC...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, TobyMacFarlane departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Authorities said Tuesday, April 23, that MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company, will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with federal authorities in the case. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 24, 2019 - 5:02 am
BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin is set to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal . Michael Center is expected to plead guilty in Boston federal court on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud...
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