On The Spot: College admissions scandal
Recently, following an FBI investigation, over 50 people were charged due to their alleged involvement in a college admissions conspiracy which began in 2011. In a scheme named Operation Varsity Blues and led by William “Rick” Singer, parents either paid to falsely designated their children as athletic recruits or to have others help their children cheat on college entrance exams to gain admittance to elite colleges. Colleges such as University of Texas, Austin, University of Southern California, and Yale were involved in the scandal. On Monday, prosecutors stated 13 parents and one college coach charged in the scandal are expected to plead guilty. Students and faculty shared their opinions on the scandal.