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What the Scammers Got Right About College Admissions

Ian Bogost
What the Scammers Got Right About College Admissions

Like most other college presidents, R. Gerald Turner, the head of Southern Methodist University, where my son is a student, sends correspondence only when something goes terribly wrong. When I received a mass email from his office this week, I assumed the school had gotten caught up in the fallout of Operation Varsity Blues, the college-admissions cheating and bribery scandal that came to light last week. The scandal offered SMU “an opportunity to add to the ongoing review of our process,” he wrote.