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Georgetown to Expel Two Students Linked to College Admissions Scandal

Georgetown to Expel Two Students Linked to College Admissions Scandal

“Today, we informed two students of our intent to rescind their admission and dismiss them from Georgetown”

This scandal is having a very real impact on people’s lives and it’s far from over.

The Daily Caller reports:

Georgetown Intends to Expel Two Students in Admissions Scandal Aftermath

Georgetown University intends to expel two students linked to the massive college admissions bribery scandal.

“Today, we informed two students of our intent to rescind their admission and dismiss them from Georgetown,” university spokesperson Meghan Dubyak said in a statement Wednesday. “Each student case was addressed individually and each student was given multiple opportunities to respond and provide information to the University.”

Adam Semprevivo, one of the students who was notified according to lawyer David Kenner, filed a lawsuit hours before the university informed the students of the expulsions. Adam Semprevivo believed he should not face any academic penalties or be expelled from Georgetown because of his father’s acts, NBC News reported Thursday.

Georgetown did not explicitly name the two students who were informed. Kenner said Adam Semprevivo was expelled, according to NBC.

Federal officials accused William Rick Singer of cheating the college entrance system to help parents get their children into top colleges. He allegedly ran and used his purported charity Key Worldwide Foundation (KWF) to facilitate the bribes. The scam included bribing college athletic coaches.

Semprevivo’s dad, Stephen, pleaded guilty to paying $400,000 to have Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst help his son gain special admission as a tennis player. Adam Semprevivo said he was unaware of his father, Singer or Ernst’s involvement, according to NBC.

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Comments

healthguyfsu | May 17, 2019 at 1:16 pm

So who at Georgetown will be held responsible?

    txvet2 in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 17, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    One would assume that the tennis coach will be the goat.

      healthguyfsu in reply to txvet2. | May 17, 2019 at 5:16 pm

      Pretty sure someone in athletics can’t do this alone because of certain checks and balances that are supposed to catch this kind of thing…betcha those people will skate.

        healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 17, 2019 at 5:17 pm

        Also, how bad are these rich students that it takes 400k to get them in the door as an undergrad? It’s not that hard to get into many of these schools.

          Anonamom in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 17, 2019 at 5:25 pm

          Most of the schools involved are VERY difficult to get into.

          healthguyfsu in reply to healthguyfsu. | May 17, 2019 at 11:09 pm

          I disagree for the non-Ivy league types that are involved.

          You can talk about selectivity all you want, but keep in mind at the end of the day these schools want people with money who may become alumni donors one day. It is much, much harder to land a job in a competitive workforce than to get into 95% of US colleges and universities. At the end of the day, they are still deciding whether they want to take your money or someone else’s.

          Take it from a lifelong academic: It’s a good bit tougher to convince someone of your worth for employment purposes in the real world.

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