Higher education

California businessman Stephen Semprevivo departs federal court Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Boston, after pleading guilty to charges that he bribed the Georgetown tennis coach to get his son admitted to the school. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 07, 2019 - 8:26 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A California executive who pleaded guilty to charges that he paid $400,000 in bribes to get his son into Georgetown University has been fired. Stephen Semprevivo pleaded guilty Tuesday in Boston federal court. He is the third parent to plead guilty in the vast college admissions...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2019 file photo Michael Center, right, former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, departs federal court with an unidentified woman after he pled guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Since dozens of wealthy parents and coaches at elite universities were arrested in March, two parents and two coaches, including Center, have agreed to cooperate with authorities. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:56 am
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors said all along that they expect more people to be charged in the sweeping college admissions scandal. Their secret weapon? The cooperation of some parents and coaches who have already agreed to plead guilty, observers say. "You can rest assured that there is going...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, Bruce Isackson departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. In a court filing Monday, April 8, 2019, Isackson agreed to plead guilty in the cheating scam. Since dozens of wealthy parents and coaches at elite universities were arrested in March, two parents, including Isackson, and two coaches have agreed to cooperate with authorities. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, File)
May 01, 2019 - 11:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the college admissions scandal that has ensnared prominent parents and coaches at elite universities (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A California couple have pleaded guilty to taking part in the college admissions bribery scheme. Bruce and Davina Isackson, of Hillsborough...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. On Monday, May 13, 2019, Huffman is expected to plead guilty to charges that she took part in the cheating scam. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 29, 2019 - 3:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Felicity Huffman is expected to plead guilty May 13 to charges that she took part in a sweeping college admissions cheating scam. The "Desperate Housewives" star had been scheduled to enter her plea in Boston federal court on May 21. But a judge agreed Monday to move up the hearing...
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Michael Center, right, former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, departs federal court with an unidentified woman, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston, after he pled guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 24, 2019 - 4:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin admitted Wednesday to accepting a $100,000 bribe in a wide-ranging college admissions bribery scheme and has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating the high-profile case. Michael Center, 55, is the third...
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Michael Center, right, former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin, departs federal court with an unidentified woman, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Boston, after he pled guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 24, 2019 - 3:49 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the cases against parents and coaches charged in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local): 3:45 p.m. A lawyer says the former University of Texas at Austin coach who pleaded guilty in the college admissions bribery scheme is a "very good man who made a bad...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, TobyMacFarlane departs federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Authorities said Tuesday, April 23, that MacFarlane, a former senior executive at a title insurance company, will plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy and cooperate with federal authorities in the case. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, File)
April 23, 2019 - 5:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and a California insurance executive became the latest people to agree to plead guilty in a college admissions cheating scandal that has netted prominent parents and Hollywood stars, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Laura Janke...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice at the NCAA tournament college basketball in Pittsburgh. A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA. The Division I Council voted down a proposal Friday, April 19, 2019, that could have tapped the brakes on the de facto free agency created by a rule originally intended to give athletes more freedom to pursue graduate degrees. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
April 19, 2019 - 4:49 pm
A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA. The Division I Council on Friday voted down a proposal that could have tapped the brakes on the de facto free agency created by a rule...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Loughlin and her husband Giannulli said in court documents Monday, April 15, 2019, that they are pleading not guilty to charges that they took part in a sweeping college admissions bribery scam. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
April 15, 2019 - 4:22 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Full House" actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their daughters into the University of Southern California. The couple is among 50 prominent parents, athletic coaches...
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Mark Riddell arrives at federal court Friday, April 12, 2019, in Boston, where he was scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Riddell, a former Florida prep school administrator, has pleaded guilty to rigging students’ entrance exam scores in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 12, 2019 - 4:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former Florida prep school administrator pleaded guilty Friday to taking college entrance exams for students in exchange for cash to help wealthy parents get their kids into elite universities. Mark Riddell admitted to secretly taking the ACT and SAT in place of students, or...
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