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Admission Through the ‘Side Door’

Collage of admissions-bribery scheme, March 2019, w/o caption

Dozens of people, including famous actors, college coaches, and a university administrator, have been charged by federal prosecutors for their alleged roles in an admissions-bribery scheme involving Yale, Stanford, and several other elite institutions.

The alleged scheme had several facets, including bribery of college-entrance exam proctors, substitute test-takers, and designation of applicants as recruited athletes even if their athletic ability was spurious.

A cooperating witness described the scheme as a “side door” to guarantee admission to the children of wealthy families in California, according to a Justice Department affidavit.

Here’s more of The Chronicle’s coverage.