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U. Penn Prof Wants Investigation Into How Trump Was Admitted to the University

U. Penn Prof Wants Investigation Into How Trump Was Admitted to the University

“If new evidence surfaces to substantiate the claim in the future, we will continue to be open to investigating it.”

This is a whole new level of Trump Derangement Syndrome. People have lost their minds.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

Penn professor renews call for investigation into how Trump was admitted to the university

A professor at the University of Pennsylvania has renewed a request to investigate how President Donald Trump was admitted to the school in 1966, citing what he called “new evidence” on secretly recorded tapes in which Trump’s sister says a friend took his entrance exam.

The professor, Eric W. Orts, is one of six faculty members who asked Penn’s provost earlier this summer to launch an investigation into how Trump transferred into the school. He noted that the president’s niece, Mary Trump, wrote in her book published in July that the president paid someone to take his SATs.

The provost, Wendell E. Pritchett, replied to Orts on July 20 that “we certainly share your concerns about these allegations and the integrity of our admissions process. However, as you suggest in your message, we have determined that this situation occurred too far in the past to make a useful or probative factual inquiry possible. If new evidence surfaces to substantiate the claim in the future, we will continue to be open to investigating it.”

Orts, a professor of legal studies and business ethics at the Wharton School, said he contacted Pritchett after The Washington Post on Saturday published a story that included audio of conversations Mary Trump recorded in 2018 and 2019 with Maryanne Trump Barry, the president’s sister.


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LibraryGryffon | August 29, 2020 at 11:44 am

Good Lord.

Unless that idiot also wants to argue that, once in, Trump had someone else do all his coursework, if he passed, he passed.

He’s a professor of “legal ethics”. The scripts just write themselves.

Obama would have this prof audited by the IRS every year for the rest of his life.

This isn’t a case of free speech, but an intentional political witch hunt. These six profs should be fired for using their positions for political grandstanding.

Trump applied as a transfer after two years at Fordham. I don’t know what the rules were back then but the story that someone took the SATs for Trump so he could get into Wharton is absurd under today’s procedures since as a rising junior applying for transfer would not be required to take the SATs for admission. The key piece would be his Fordham transcript. Did someone sit in on all of his classes and take all exams for Trump during his time at Fordham??? As the other presidential candidate is so fond of saying “C’mon man”. And while we are at it, let’s find out once and for all if Trump’s predecessor applied as a “foreign student” when he filed his transfer application to Columbia as a rising junior.

Sorry, no do-overs.

Really? This was 55 years ago and he passed and graduated, who cares?

The SAT and the ACT are taken at your high school. In my HS there were 400 seniors so we took them with our home room classmates (located in the same area in the test room). This made it impossible for someone to take the tests for you without your homeroom teacher knowing. President Trump’s senior class was smaller than my homeroom class. Someone taking his test would be noticed.

I have no problem with finding out about Trump’s Penn history, provided that we also get a comprehensive look at the college admissions and grades of Obama, the Kennedys, Kamala Harris, etc.

    Chuckin Houston in reply to PostLiberal. | August 31, 2020 at 7:49 am

    Considering how Kamala employed an adulterous affair with an influential man to launch her political career, is there much doubt as to how she passed her courses in college?