Higher education

Former University of Southern California soccer coach Laura Janke departs federal court, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, in Boston, where she pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 14, 2019 - 5:52 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former assistant soccer coach at the University of Southern California switched her plea to guilty Tuesday in the college admissions scam, admitting to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents, including actress Lori Loughlin and fashion designer Mossimo...
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Felicity Huffman, center, departs federal court with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., left, Monday, May 13, 2019, in Boston, where she pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
May 13, 2019 - 5:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has underscored the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities. The Emmy-winning...
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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. A total of 50 people have been charged, including 33 parents, 10 coaches and college athletics officials, and seven others. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
May 13, 2019 - 4:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Hollywood stars. Business executives. Top collegiate coaches. Two months ago, federal prosecutors announced dozens of charges against wealthy parents, college sports coaches and others accused of participating in a sweeping admissions cheating scandal dubbed "Operation Varsity Blues...
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May 13, 2019 - 3:33 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Felicity Huffman pleads guilty to paying $15,000 to rig daughter's SAT score in college admissions scheme.
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FILE - In this April 4, 2019, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers questions at a news conference at the Final Four college basketball tournament in Minneapolis. College athletes are continuing to function at high levels in the classroom but their Academic Progress Rate scores appear to be hitting a peak. The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, May 8, 2019, show this year’s overall four-year score matched last year’s record-high of 983 and that the four-year scores in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball also matched last year’s marks. Baseball improved by one point to 976 while single-year scores at Historically Black Colleges declined slightly. “We are seeing some flattening of rates, which is not unusual given the large amount of data over a long period of time,” Emmert said in a statement. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
May 08, 2019 - 1:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate scores show college athletes are continuing to excel in the classroom — though they may be hitting a peak. The most recent statistics, released Wednesday, show this year's overall four-year score matched last year's record high of 983 and...
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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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