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Co-stars say Huffman remorseful for role in college case

Jul. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Felicity Huffman's co-stars in a new Netflix movie say they found her remorseful about her role in a college admissions scandal. Actress Angela Bassett said Huffman appears ready to take whatever steps are necessary in her case. Patricia Arquette said she believes Huffman feels terrible...

UVA says it's ready for arriving first-years

Jul. 16, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Officials at the University of Virginia say that while the college overshot its target first-year enrollments, its facilities are ready for the additional students. The Daily Progress reports UVA was expecting to enroll 3,924 students for the Class of 2023, slightly higher than...

Butterfly Festival is next month in Tennessee

Jul. 15, 2019 4:27 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Arboretum Butterfly Festival is offering educational sessions and a butterfly release next month. The fourth annual festival is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at the UT Arboretum in Oak Ridge. Admission is $5 per car to benefit the UT Arboretum...

Harvard coach fired over sale of home to prospect's father

Jul. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday that head...

Another parent charged in college admission bribery scam

Jun. 28, 2019 3:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man who authorities say paid $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit became the 51st person charged in the sweeping college admissions bribery scheme. Jeffrey Bizzack, 59, has agreed to plead guilty to a fraud conspiracy charge,...

Accountant, ex-coach plead guilty in college bribery scheme

Jun. 27, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and an accountant for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery scheme have pleaded guilty in the sweeping case. Ali Khosroshahin and Steven Masera pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Thursday to conspiracy to...

14th parent pleads guilty in college bribery scheme

Jun. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former insurance executive from California is the 14th parent to plead guilty to participating in the nationwide college admissions bribery scheme. Authorities say Toby MacFarlane paid $450,000 to get his children admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits....

Report: Feds probe sale of coach's home to prospect's father

Jun. 19, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury is investigating the sale of the Harvard fencing coach's suburban Boston home for nearly double its assessed value to a man whose son was later admitted to the school and joined the team, according to a newspaper report. A subpoena reviewed by The Boston Globe ordered the...

Harvard case offers reminder of perils of online misbehavior

Jun. 18, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

The racist social-media posts were originally shared only among friends — in text messages and a Google document. But someone took screenshots, which led Harvard University to revoke an offer of admission to a Parkland high school survivor. The decision announced Monday serves as a reminder to aspiring...

Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

Jun. 17, 2019 6:33 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A survivor of the Parkland school shooting announced Monday that Harvard University withdrew his admission over racist comments he made in a shared Google Doc and text messages nearly two years ago. In a series of posts on Twitter, Kyle Kashuv shared several letters he received from the Ivy...