FBI: College coaches took bribes to help admit unqualified students
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FBI: College coaches took bribes to help admit unqualified students

In November of 2017, a wealthy, desperate parent, willing to do just about anything to get their child into Yale, allegedly contacted a man named William Rick Singer, who ran a business, disguised as a charity, that could accomplish that goal. The student didn’t have the qualifications on her own. Singer had a solution. He took her participation as an artist and changed it to soccer, even creating a false online profile that made her the co-captain of a "prominent club soccer team from Southern California," according to a federal indictment. Singer then contacted longtime Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith, who the university provides a certain amount of slots to get recruits admission to the school even if they are below traditional standards. It’s designed to help the program remain competitive. Since the Ivy League does not provide athletic scholarships, it is worth no money, just access to the school. Meredith, in turn, allegedly "designated Yale Applicant 1 as a recruit for the Yale women’s soccer team — thereby facilitating her admission to Yale — despite the fact that, as he knew at the time, Yale Applicant 1 did not play competitive soccer." In January, the art student […]

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