As College Admissions Trial Begins, Parents Claim They Were Duped

The first parents to face trial in the Operation Varsity Blues scandal are casting blame both on Rick Singer, the admissions consultant, and the overall process.

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Two Parents Are the First to Face Trial in College Admissions Scandal

At issue are the parents’ conduct, U.S.C’s admissions practices and possibly the fairness of the college admissions process itself.

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New Report Paints Bleak Picture of Diversity in the Music Industry

The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative examined 4,060 executives at six types of companies, and found 19.8 percent were from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

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Stereotypes Are Rife Among Asian and Pacific Islander Film Roles, Study Finds

Two-thirds of characters reflect stereotypes, and just 3.4 percent of movies had leads or coleads who were Asians or Pacific Islanders, the study of 1,300 movies found.

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Stained Glass That Breaks All the Rules

Los Angeles’s oldest stained glass studio, Judson, is collaborating with emerging and established artists to modernize a medieval craft.

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Elite Universities Welcome More Diverse Freshman Class

The aftermath of the George Floyd protests and a decreased reliance on standardized tests have led to more diverse admissions at elite universities.

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NCAA Gives USC Probation and a Fine In Bribery Scandal

A disciplinary committee put the Southern California program on probation for two years in connection with a 2017 investigation into corruption in college hoops.

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Black Friendship, Broadcasted

The hosts of the “OK Now Listen” podcast want to reflect the best parts of chatting with your buds. “I have a tribe of women that hold me down,” Deanii Scott said.

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Gonzaga Makes Final Four With Another (Expected) Rout

The Zags’ pursuit of an undefeated season has often come on the undercard for other games during this N.C.A.A. men’s tournament.

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U.S.C. Agrees to Pay $1.1 Billion to Patients of Gynecologist Accused of Abuse

The staggering sum — a combination of three sets of settlements with patients of Dr. George Tyndall — sets a record for collegiate sex abuse payouts.

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As People Reflect on Their Bodies, Museums Turn to Artists for Answers

The pandemic has led to new contemplations of fragility, and sick or disabled artists are using new attention to imagine a more accessible art world.

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The Mobley Brothers Turned Backyard Brawls Into Basketball Stardom

Evan and Isaiah Mobley used to face off. Now they’re teammates at U.S.C., and Isaiah may be Evan’s biggest fan: “They haven’t really seen some of the abilities that he can really do.”

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Trump Pardons Miami Investor Robert Zangrillo

Federal prosecutors accused Robert Zangrillo of conspiring to pay a bribe so that his daughter would be admitted to the University of Southern California.

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Lori Loughlin Begins 2-Month Sentence for Role in Admissions Scandal

The actress and her husband pleaded guilty in May to charges that they conspired to have their daughters admitted to college as rowing recruits, even though neither participated in the sport.

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California Parents Agree to Plead Guilty in College Admissions Scandal

Prosecutors said Todd and Diane Blake paid $250,000 to fraudulently gain their daughter’s admission to the University of Southern California as a volleyball recruit.

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Without Fans, Some College Football Games Won’t Make Financial Sense

There are nearly 30 games scheduled for neutral sites in the coming season. Financially, they become somewhat untenable if the coronavirus forces them to go without fans.

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BuzzFeed News Has a New Editor in Chief

The investigative journalist Mark Schoofs, a Pulitzer Prize winner, returns to the site after having set up its investigative unit in 2014.

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Coronavirus Infections May Not Be Uncommon, Tests Suggest

Two preliminary efforts to survey citizens for antibodies to the virus have produced controversial results.

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M.L.B. Employees Become the Subjects of a Huge Coronavirus Study

The testing, which will screen for antibodies in workers, is intended to provide a better understanding of how many people in various parts of America have been infected.

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