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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    Except the president himself is guilty of pretty much this shit on steroids.... to the degree to which he was at least self aware enough to threaten his schools if they dared tell people what a shitty student he actually was.
    The hilarious part is that NO school is allowed to release transcripts to anyone without consent, so Trump’s stupid threats weren’t even NECESSARY; they just brought attention to the fact that he OBVIOUSLY had shitty grades and a shitty SAT score. WHICH SURPRISES NO ONE. Trump only did this after publicly questioning OBAMA’s college grades and how Obama got into Harvard.

    As stated in my above post, GW Bush, LEGACY admission, which - IMHO - is also bullshit.

    And, for the record, George W Bush thinks it should be abolished, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    Why is this one some huge news story?
    Because it's celebrities that got busted this time around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRoswell View Post
    Because it's celebrities that got busted this time around.
    And a bunch of unknown rich people!!! (Thumbs up!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat mom View Post

    and all those white people assholes out there bitching that some person of color screws some white person out of spot at stanford? Yeah, fuck you.
    yassss!

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    Yeah, I'm in an "eat the rich" mood all the time now, so seeing that a bunch of rich people cheated a system in the dumbest way possible is super satisfying. Also, do the Kushners again.

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    OMG

    WTF



    The comments are hilarious.

    Somebody points out that a quick Google search shows that it's bullshit:
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    See this:

    Harvard's incoming freshman class is one-third legacy—here's why that's a problem

    Top schools now have record low admission rates, but only some students have to worry about what that means for their chances. Legacy admissions, at elite institutions especially, put a select few at a distinct advantage.

    Harvard's incoming class of 2021 is made up of over 29 percent legacy students, reports The Harvard Crimson. Last year's applicants who had Harvard in their blood were three times more likely to get into the school than those without.

    The case is the same at Stanford. In fact, across the top 30 schools in the U.S., one review from 2011 discussed in the Washington Post found that children of alumni "had a 45 percent greater chance of admission" than other applicants.

    Legacy students tend to be wealthy and white, students who, as a group, are already disproportionately represented at college. The New York Times found that, at five Ivy League schools, Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Penn and Brown, as well as 33 other colleges, there are more students from families in the top one percent than from the entire bottom 60 percent.

    That's not an accident. In fact, in the early 20th century, universities introduced a preference for legacies on purpose to exclude less-desirable applicants, such as immigrants, and to keep their campuses homogeneous, Think Progress reports. Princeton adopted a comprehensive admissions process in 1922, which led to a drop in its Jewish student population. The chairman of Princeton's Board of Admissions acknowledged that he had wanted to solve their "Jewish problem."

    Nowadays, supporters of this tradition are more likely to argue that alumni with kids at their alma mater will be more inclined to donate and so boost overall fundraising. But that claim has been proven false.

    As the Washington Post notes, Chad Coffman found in his book, "Affirmative Action for the Rich," that when seven colleges stopped accounting for legacy status during the admissions process between 1998 and 2008, there was "no short-term measurable reduction in alumni giving."

    Prioritizing legacy crowds out applicants from lower-income backgrounds, and those students arguably need more what elite schools have to offer: a great education, connections and resources such as tuition scholarships and grants for unpaid internships that will help them join the professional class.

    At this point, low-income students are vastly underrepresented at elite institutions. Nationally, 40 percent of students receive federal aid in the form of a Pell Grant, the Boston Globe reports, but they only account for an average of 16 percent of Ivy League undergraduates.
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    So sick :-(

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    Aunt Becky got balls! I wonder what her reasoning will be...

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/15/u...ot-guilty.html

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    Anyone check out the Met Gala? Any favorites?

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    Gucci had their after-party at my crumbling, bedbug infested school, which is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ickyvicky View Post
    Anyone check out the Met Gala? Any favorites?
    OMG yes Janelle MonŠe wearing Christian Siriano.

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    Yes, I loved the multiple hats - very clever and well done.

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    Moby is a dick

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    Quote Originally Posted by onthewall2983 View Post
    Moby is a dick
    He always came across as an oddball but reading what he said in his book and what portman has said is REALLY creepy!

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