Stanford Rescinds Admission of Student Involved in College Admissions Scandal
“reportedly accepted in part due to the sailing experience she claimed to have”
Yale was the first school to do this. There will probably be more to come.
FOX News reports:
Stanford University tosses out student involved in admissions bribery scandal
Stanford University has quietly “rescinded admission” for a student who allegedly lied about sailing credentials in her application to the elite school, and then was exposed during the college admissions bribery scandal that broke last month.
The unidentified female student was reportedly accepted in part due to the sailing experience she claimed to have, although she never participated on the Stanford sailing team and was not recruited through the normal athletic process. After she was admitted, a $500,000 donation was made to the university’s sailing program, according to federal court documents.
The Stanford Daily reported that the donation was facilitated by head sailing coach John Vandemoer, who was fired after pleading guilty to the charges against him for accepting bribes in exchange for recommending students’ admission. In exchange for pleading guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering, the coach is set to serve an 18-month prison sentence.
Stanford University said in a statement it was investigating three students connected to the school in the scandal, two of whom did not end up attending Stanford, though the sailing coach accepted a total of $270,000 in bribes from their family members. In a short update posted on April 2, the school announced it expelled the third student associated with the scandal, who was attending Stanford at the time.
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.
But did Stanford return the various sums of money paid in?