Harvard has its own admissions scandal

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HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE UPDATE, CULTURE OF CORRUPTION EDITION: Harvard now embroiled in its own admissions scandal as it launches probe of fencing coach.

 

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Harvard now embroiled in its own admissions scandal as it launches probe of fencing coach

Harvard University on Thursday informed the campus community that it is launching an investigation into its head fencing coach after officials discovered that a wealthy businessman whose sons were admitted to the Ivy League institution had purchased the coach’s home for far above its appraised value.

In an email Thursday morning, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Claudine Gay announced that the institution had begun an independent probe of fencing coach Peter Brand for possible violations of Harvard’s admissions regulations.

Gay was quick to point out that the development is not linked to the Operation Varsity Blues federal investigation that has snared several big name schools in similar admissions scandals.

“Three days in, there is a lot we still don’t know. Our current understanding is that these allegations are not related in any way to the ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ scheme to influence student college admissions decisions at several prominent American research universities, alleged by United States federal prosecutors. Harvard has not been named in that allegation,” Gay wrote in her email, a copy of which was obtained by The College Fix....

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