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Harvard Is Investigating Fencing Coach for Sale of Home to Prospective Student’s Father

Harvard Is Investigating Fencing Coach for Sale of Home to Prospective Student’s Father

Harvard’s fencing coach, Peter Brand, is under investigation for selling his house to the father of a current student, shortly before that student was admitted.
Harvard Is Investigating Fencing Coach for Sale of Home to Prospective Student’s Father

Harvard Is Investigating Fencing Coach for Sale of Home to Prospective Student’s Father

Harvard’s fencing coach, Peter Brand, is under investigation for selling his house to the father of a current student, shortly before that student was admitted.
A Top Lawyer Will Plead Guilty in the College-Admissions Scandal

A Top Lawyer Will Plead Guilty in the College-Admissions Scandal

Gordon Caplan, center, co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, said Friday that he would plead guilty to criminal charges in the nationwide college-admissions cheating scheme.
TImes Insider: A Reporter Walks Into a Bar … and Meets a Jazz Musician Who Can Riff on Affirmative Action

TImes Insider: A Reporter Walks Into a Bar … and Meets a Jazz Musician Who Can Riff on Affirmative Action

Les Goodson, who was one of about 50 black freshmen who enrolled at Columbia in 1969 as part of its first graduation class of affirmative action students, at his apartment in Harlem.

How to Cure the New Senioritis? Make Yourself Your Senior Project

The end of senior year is now often characterized by a sense of purposelessness. Here are five ways high school seniors can connect with what matters to them.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Appear in Court as College Admissions Scandal Rewrites Lives

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Appear in Court as College Admissions Scandal Rewrites Lives

The actress Felicity Huffman, center, leaving federal court in Boston on Wednesday. She is accused of paying $15,000 to a college admissions consultant to cheat on her daughter’s SAT.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Appear in Court as College Admissions Scandal Rewrites Lives

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Appear in Court as College Admissions Scandal Rewrites Lives

The actress Felicity Huffman, center, leaving federal court in Boston on Wednesday. She is accused of paying $15,000 to a college admissions consultant to cheat on her daughter’s SAT.
Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Face Court as College Scandal Rewrites Parents’ Lives

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Face Court as College Scandal Rewrites Parents’ Lives

Felicity Huffman arrived at federal court in Boston on Wednesday. She is accused of paying $15,000 to a college admissions consultant to cheat on her daughter’s SAT.
What’s Life Like as a Student at U.S.C.? Depends on the Size of the Bank Account

What’s Life Like as a Student at U.S.C.? Depends on the Size of the Bank Account

“I have met these rich kids who have so much that I can’t comprehend, doing things that I can’t fathom,” said Oliver Bentley, a sophomore at the University of Southern California.
What’s Life Like as a Student at U.S.C.? Depends on the Size of the Bank Account

What’s Life Like as a Student at U.S.C.? Depends on the Size of the Bank Account

“I have met these rich kids who have so much that I can’t comprehend, doing things that I can’t fathom,” said Oliver Bentley, a sophomore at the University of Southern California.

New York’s Best Schools Need to Do Better

Yet again, the paucity of black and Latino students admitted to New York City’s elite public high schools is cause for alarm, and action.
50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

The commencement for the Class of 1973 at Columbia University. The number of black students admitted to Columbia rose sharply in 1969. About half of those who enrolled graduated four years later.
50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

50 Years of Affirmative Action: What Went Right, and What It Got Wrong

The commencement for the Class of 1973 at Columbia University. The number of black students admitted to Columbia rose sharply in 1969. About half of those who enrolled graduated four years later.
Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal

Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal

The admission rate at the University of Southern California was 11 percent this year, its lowest ever.
Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal

Elite Colleges Announce Record Low Admission Rates in Wake of College Cheating Scandal

The admission rate at the University of Southern California was 11 percent this year, its lowest ever.

Screenland: People Don’t Bribe College Officials to Help Their Kids. They Do It to Help Themselves.

At least one of the students whose parents stand accused of fraud doesn’t appear to have been very interested in higher education in the first place.

Book Entry: Review: How to Address Social Immobility? ‘The Human Network’ Offers a Road Map

The United States ranks toward the bottom of social mobility. Professor Matthew O. Jackson’s new book shows why proposals to reduce inequality won’t solve the problem of mobility.
Big City: Stop Fixating on One Elite High School, Stuyvesant. There Are Bigger Problems.

Big City: Stop Fixating on One Elite High School, Stuyvesant. There Are Bigger Problems.

At the prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, out of 895 slots in the next freshman class, only seven were offered to black students.