Tag Archives: Georgetown

Lawsuit: Top Colleges Colluded To Limit Financial Aid

The Wall Street Journal reports: Sixteen major U.S. universities, including Yale University, Georgetown University and Northwestern University, are being sued for alleged antitrust violations because of the way they work together to determine financial-aid awards for students. According to a lawsuit filed in Illinois federal court late Sunday by law firms representing five former students who attended some of the …

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Celebrities Among Dozens Charged In Alleged Bribery Scheme To Game Admissions For Elite Universities

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department on Tuesday charged more than 30 people — including two television stars — with being part of a long-running scheme to bribe and cheat to get their kids into big-name colleges and universities. The crimes, according to officials, involved cheating on entrance exams, as well as bribing college officials to say certain students …

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Georgetown Gives Full-Ride Scholarship To Gay Teen

Well, here’s a very bright light at the end of the week: Seth Owen, a high school valedictorian from Florida whose parents ostracized him because of his sexuality, has reportedly been offered a full-ride scholarship to attend Georgetown University in the fall. Owen, who graduated from First Coast High School in Jacksonville with a 4.16 GPA, captured headlines late last …

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