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An Elite Consultant's Take on the College Admissions Scandal

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2:09 p.m. Oct. 16, 2019 - By Livability
The top 10 college towns in the U.S. in 2019 Go to school and stay for good — these towns have it allFrom academics to job opportunities to fun things to do, these college towns come out on top.
2:17 p.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - By Michael B. Horn
Avoid these 6 expensive mistakes when talking to your teen about college When students only attend college to appease their parents, 74% will drop out or transferSobering: When students only attend college to appease their parents, 74% will drop out or transfer.
6:16 a.m. Oct. 14, 2019 - By Shawn Langlois
Don’t get too excited about progress on Trump’s ‘greatest and biggest deal ever’ Critical information for the U.S. trading day“The greatest and biggest deal ever made for our Great Patriot Farmers in the history of our Country,” as President Trump described it, triggered a broad rally in U.S. stocks on Friday. The Dow and S&P closed off session highs, and buyers are looking wary to start the week.
11:30 a.m. Oct. 2, 2019 - By Howard Gold
Harvard discrimination ruling suggests high schools may hinder Asian-American applicants Ruling: Weaker personal recommendations, not academics, may hurt their chancesRuling says teachers’ and guidance counselors’ weaker personal recommendations may hurt Asian-American applicants’ chances
1:21 p.m. Oct. 1, 2019 - Associated Press
Harvard’s admission process upheld in affirmative action case School does not discriminate against Asian Americans, judge findsA federal judge Tuesday cleared Harvard University of discriminating against Asian American applicants in a ruling that was seen as a major victory for supporters of affirmative action in college admissions across the U.S.
5:55 a.m. Sept. 28, 2019 - By Howard Gold
These 10 solid U.S. colleges prove you don’t need Harvard or Yale to achieve the American Dream State and local public universities help low-income kids move into the middle class and beyondState and local public universities help low-income kids move into the middle class and beyond.
5:25 a.m. Sept. 27, 2019 - Barrons.com
Harvard Gains 6.5% in Tough Year for Endowments College endowments are now reporting investment returns for the fiscal year ended in June, and they’re getting beat by the S&P 500, which gained more than 10% in the same period.
5:53 a.m. Sept. 22, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
This father paid $400,000 to get his child into Georgetown, but his son said he didn’t know — should he have been expelled? Where does the responsibility lie for those children embroiled in the college admissions scandal?Where does the responsibility lie for those children embroiled in the college admissions scandal?
8:35 a.m. Sept. 17, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Felicity Huffman’s 11th-hour letter to judge contained one glaring omission about her role in the college-admissions scandal The ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying to improve her daughter’s SAT scoresThe ‘Desperate Housewives’ actress was sentenced Friday to 14 days in prison for paying to improve her daughter’s SAT scores.
12:51 p.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
One of Hollywood’s biggest stars just took a full-time college teaching gig Former NFL QB Andrew Luck is also considering becoming a teacher — something Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee have done. Former NFL QB Andrew Luck is also considering becoming a teacher — something Oprah Winfrey, Alec Baldwin and Spike Lee have done.
11:32 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Tamir Lapin
Sasha Obama to attend the University of Michigan: Detroit newspaper Sasha’s older sister, Malia Obama, enrolled at Harvard in 2017 after taking a gap yearSasha’s older sister, Malia Obama, enrolled at Harvard in 2017 after taking a gap year.
5:30 a.m. Aug. 29, 2019 - By Howard Gold
Rich parents keep behaving badly to get their children into college If only these students would be dinged everywhere but their local community collegeIf only these students would be dinged everywhere but their local community college, writes Howard Gold.
3:30 a.m. Aug. 18, 2019 - Barrons.com
Yale Built a Large Stake in Slack Stock Yale University made some big changes in its stock investments in the second quarter, including acquiring a large stake in Slack Technologies stock.
10:39 a.m. Aug. 3, 2019 - By Mark Hulbert
If the stock market is irrational, what do you call the bond market? It’s even crazierIt’s even crazier.
4:29 p.m. Aug. 2, 2019 - Barrons.com
Spotting Bubble Trouble With Robert Shiller It is said the stock market climbs a wall of worry. Shiller has some thoughts about avoiding angst while staying invested in markets.
5:15 a.m. Aug. 1, 2019 - By Nicole Lyn Pesce
Harvard has the highest number of ultra-rich alumni — by an insane margin These 20 universities have at least 2,000 ultra-high-net-worth alumniThese 20 universities have at least 2,000 ultra high net worth alumni.
5:14 a.m. Aug. 1, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
Parents giving up legal rights to their children to get more financial aid exposes deep flaws in U.S. college system Reports indicate that relatively well-off families are going to extreme and unethical lengths to make college cheaperReports indicate that relatively well-off families are going to extreme and unethical lengths to make college cheaper.
10:41 a.m. July 31, 2019 - By V.L. Hendrickson
Harvard Has Most Ultra-High-Net-Worth Graduates, Wealth-X FindsA new report found 13,650 of the university’s grads have more than $30 million in assets
1:42 p.m. July 23, 2019 - By Peter Morici
Breaking up big tech would be a big mistake Busting up Google or Facebook won’t solve privacy concernsBusting up the big tech companies won’t resolve a lot that really troubles us.
3:34 a.m. July 6, 2019 - By Quentin Fottrell
Incompetent, rich people are more likely to get ahead than smart people with no money Classism and elitism are alive and well in Corporate America, according to a recent studyClassism and elitism are alive and well in Corporate America, according to a recent study.
5:00 a.m. June 21, 2019 - Barrons.com
Teaching Urban Youth About Real Estate Investing—With Help From A-Rod Through Project Destined, a banker, a developer, and a baseball icon offer leadership training and education on financial literacy
4:05 a.m. June 18, 2019 - By Howard Gold
4 key lessons parents of high schoolers must learn about planning for college Howard Gold’s daughter will start ninth grade — and he’s one of millions of parents tackling the torturous college planning processHoward Gold’s daughter will start ninth grade — and he’s one of millions of parents tackling the torturous college planning process
9:55 a.m. June 2, 2019 - By Jeanette Settembre
Millennials are humblebragging about their wealth to attract dates on Bumble and Tinder ‘I’ve totaled a brand new Lamborghini,’ one humblebragging singleton announced on his dating profile‘I’ve totaled a brand new Lamborghini,’ one humblebragging singleton announced on his dating profile.
5:29 a.m. May 21, 2019 - By Jillian Berman
High-school students who take college classes don’t always save time — or money The question of whether college credits earned in high school transfer seamlessly is a complicated oneThe question of whether college credits earned in high school transfer seamlessly is a complicated one.
2:30 a.m. May 3, 2019 - Barrons.com
How Much Will College Cost in 17 Years? It depends a lot on whether today’s policy makers can enact any of their proposals.
4:00 a.m. April 19, 2019 - By Darby Saxbe
Rethink the finances of paid parental leave, and it could pay for itself Offset it against costs tied to changes in wellness that new parents experienceOffset it against costs tied to changes in wellness that new parents experience.
6:30 a.m. March 28, 2019 - By Tim Mullaney
How I beat William H. Macy and Dr. Dre at the college-admissions game Forget the money — to get into USC, our kid needed our time, our understanding and our loveGetting your kid into a competitive college the right way takes lots of parental time, listening and love, says Tim Mullaney.
7:30 a.m. March 17, 2019 - By Meera Jagannathan
Parents in the college admissions scandal cheated their kids out of learning from failure Students with more grit are more likely to show higher levels of resilience and mental well-being, research showsStudents with more grit are more likely to show higher levels of resilience and mental well-being, research shows.
7:27 a.m. March 17, 2019 - By Jeanette Settembre
When parents break the law for their children, who are they really trying to help? People who commit crimes for their kids do not only want their kids to succeed, experts sayPeople who commit crimes for their kids do not only want their kids to succeed, experts say.
4:00 a.m. March 15, 2019 - Barrons.com
The College Admissions Scandal Shows There’s No Such Thing as a Cheap Bribe Key Worldwide marketed itself as an affordable “side door” into college. Parents seem to have forgotten to price in the downside risk.
5:15 p.m. March 14, 2019 - By Jennifer Levitz
Tipster who alerted feds to college-admissions scheme was dad seeking leniency in securities fraud case Father said Yale coach had sought bribe for daughter’s admissionThe tipster who led federal authorities to the biggest college-admissions scam they have ever prosecuted was Morrie Tobin, a Los Angeles financial executive who was being investigated in a securities fraud case, according to a person familiar with the investigation.
7:24 a.m. March 13, 2019 - By Natasha Warikoo
The fairest admissions system for elite colleges is a lottery A lottery will save a university time and money when faced with too many qualified applicantsA lottery will save a university time and money when faced with too many qualified applicants.
6:39 a.m. March 13, 2019 - Associated Press
Why rich people are bribing water polo and sailing coaches to get their kids into elite colleges Recent indictments expose how coaches and schools use lists of “designated recruits” to bypass normal admissions requirementsRecent indictments expose how coaches and schools use lists of “designated recruits” to bypass normal admissions requirements.
6:22 a.m. March 13, 2019 - By Rick Eckstein
This is the reason minor sports plays such a big part in the college admissions scandal College sports teams are an increasingly attractive way to lock in early admissionsUniversities accept athletes in their early decision round.
9:43 a.m. Feb. 13, 2019 - By Jeanette Settembre
Venture capitalists still give most of their money to white men, study finds Investors are biased against women and minority-owned businesses, the report concludesInvestors are biased against women and minority-owned businesses, the report concludes.
10:10 a.m. Jan. 18, 2019 - By Yolanda Taylor
How to get your (emotional) life in order before you retire There’s more to retirement planning than account balances and spreadsheetsThere’s more to retirement planning than account balances and spreadsheets
9:15 a.m. Jan. 17, 2019 - Barrons.com
ServiceNow CEO John Donahoe Chases Change Donahoe took a time out between CEO gigs, and brought a new man to oversee a tripling in the cloud company’s stock.
10:02 a.m. Dec. 29, 2018 - By Mr. Money Mustache
Mr. Money Mustache says Suze Orman has it wrong on financial independence and early retirement Why you shouldn’t be fearful — and why you should ride a bicycleFIRE comes down to ‘complete freedom to be the best, most powerful, energetic, happiest and most generous version of You that you can possibly be’ and doesn’t depend on how much money you earn.
10:06 a.m. Dec. 4, 2018 - By Jillian Berman
Elite schools change the lives male and female students in dramatically different ways New research looks at the effects of such schools on students’ post-college lifeNew research looks at the effects of such schools on students’ post-college life.
4:56 a.m. Dec. 3, 2018 - By Paul Brandus
George H.W. Bush’s qualities are missing today The 41st president died Friday at 94The qualities most associated with the 41st president, who died Friday, are in short supply today, writes MarketWatch columnist Paul Brandus.
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