Latest College admissions News

New filing in college bribery case against Loughlin, husband

Jan. 16, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in the guise of...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, investor John Wilson arrives at federal court in Boston, with his wife Leslie, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A federal grand jury in Boston returned an additional indictment charging Wilson with filing a false tax return. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Parent faces new tax fraud charge in college bribery case

Jan. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts real estate developer accused of paying $220,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California faces a new tax fraud charge. John Wilson, 59, of Lynnfield, Mass., was indicted Tuesday on one count of filing a false tax return. He has previously pleaded not guilty...

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The Latest: '1917' wins best drama film Golden Globe award

Jan. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EST

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on on the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards honoring achievements in television and film and being presented Sunday at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 8:05 p.m. The Golden Globe for drama best picture goes to...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman leaves federal court in Boston with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., left, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in federal prison in Dublin, Calif., but was released early after serving 10 days. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Top stories of 2019 played out in court in Massachusetts

Dec. 26, 2019 6:01 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — 2019's biggest stories in Massachusetts played out in the courtroom. Dozens of wealthy and privileged parents — some of them Hollywood stars — were ensnared in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A judge tossed a sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for the couple and other parents charged in the scandal filed a motion Friday, Dec. 13, in Boston's federal court federal contending prosecutors are improperly holding back evidence that could help prove their innocence at trial. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Loughlin's lawyers say prosecutors are hiding key evidence

Dec. 16, 2019 1:02 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband say federal prosecutors are holding back crucial evidence that could prove the couple's innocence in a college admissions scandal that has ensnared dozens of wealthy parents. In a court motion filed Friday in Boston's court,...

New parent charged in college bribery case will plead guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman has agreed to plead guilty after authorities said she paid $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son's behalf to help him graduate from Georgetown University. Karen Littlefair, 57, of Newport Beach, California, is the latest person to be charged in a sweeping college...

FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, John Vandemoer, former head sailing coach at Stanford, arrives at federal court in Boston to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Stanford University says it conducted a review that found the mastermind behind the college admissions bribery scandal had approached seven coaches about potential sports recruits over the past decade. Only one of them, Vandemoer, went along with the scheme proposed by college consultant Rick Singer, it says. Stanford also says it has adopted new policies to strengthen admission oversight. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Stanford says college scam mastermind approached 7 coaches

Dec. 3, 2019 7:14 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A review found that the mastermind behind the college admissions bribery scandal had approached seven coaches at Stanford University about potential sports recruits over the past decade, the school president said Tuesday. Only one coach, the former head of the sailing program who...

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019

Daughter in admissions scandal returns to YouTube channel

Dec. 1, 2019 8:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media star Olivia Jade Giannulli on Sunday posted her first YouTube video since the arrest of her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, made her one of the most visible figures in the college admissions scandal that ensnared dozens of wealthy...

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Diversity marks latest class of US Rhodes Scholars

Nov. 24, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Minorities make up the majority of the latest group of U.S. college students to be named Rhodes Scholars, and the class includes the first transgender woman selected for the prestigious program. The Rhodes Trust announced the 32 selections late Saturday after two days of discussions over 236 applicants from 90...

Yale women’s soccer coach leaves amid report of misconduct

Nov. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University’s women’s soccer coach has left the school amid allegations of sexual misconduct by former players at a college where he previously coached. Yale officials said Brendan Faherty’s last day was Wednesday, nearly a year after he was hired to replace...