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    Quote Originally Posted by Benny Profane View Post
    Oh jezuz, this could be a whole thread. Like college sports are some high minded affair that improves young lives. Sorry, I just see money horribly spent, massive profits off of slave labor, a celebration of jock culture and the binge drinking culture that fuels the bizarre adoring culture that worships it. (You do know that there are thousands of kids who pick schools just for that drunken party culture?) And, honestly, the A team kids don't really work hard at all. Please don't call that work. It's playing games, and showing off for the scouts.
    Benny, you are looking at men's basketball and football, making a gross generalization that I have found to be mostly untrue for the majority of colleges out there, and applying it all college sports across both genders.

    For the vast, vast majority of college athletes, it's a labor of love that they will work harder at then most of the rest work at anything in their lives. That discipline and work ethic will allow them to succeed in ways outside of sport.

    About half my family played sports in college. Those that did have had, for the most part, very happy, highly successful lives, whether they chose more traditional work paths or non traditional paths. Sports prepared them for that for sure.

    My life would not be anything close to what it is now without competitive sport.

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    Back in the 90s Bill Gates got his name on a Stanford building for a $6M donation. Prices have gone up a bit since then. (At the time they were strapped for cash due to the 89 quake as well as various federal investigations.)

    I know a kid who applied to Stanford and Cal Poly SLO (public technical school for those not in CA, good school but not exactly elite). Dad's a VC billionaire, mom and dad are both Stanford grads and made some nice donations over the years, and the kid got into Stanford but not Cal Poly.

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    Hallmark just fired Lori Loughlin.
    Seems like a kneejerk reaction to me.
    Should have at least let her go to court first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teledad View Post
    I know a kid who applied to Stanford and Cal Poly SLO (public technical school for those not in CA, good school but not exactly elite). Dad's a VC billionaire, mom and dad are both Stanford grads and made some nice donations over the years, and the kid got into Stanford but not Cal Poly.
    That's hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    That's hilarious.
    Why? Cal Poly is a great public school with high standards. Some of the smartest people Iíve met are cpslo grads. A California public school would be reticent to accept bribes as a compromise to standard


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    Why? Cal Poly is a great public school with high standards. Some of smartest people Iíve met are cpslo grads.
    As a CPSLO grad, I appreciate the compliment

    It is a great school, but it's undeniably hilarious that CPSLO (~30% acceptance rate) rejected him while Stanford (~5% acceptance rate) accepted him. It sounds like there was no bribery involved with this kid's 'rents, just normal above-board donations and I'm sure it was purely, purely, coincidental that Stanford accepted him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    It sounds like there was no bribery involved with this kid's 'rents, just normal above-board donations and I'm sure it was purely, purely, coincidental that Stanford accepted him.
    One mans bribe is another mans charity.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TWINS View Post
    Hallmark just fired Lori Loughlin.
    Seems like a kneejerk reaction to me.
    Should have at least let her go to court first.
    Hallmark spends vast sums over generations on indirect advertising, like soft religion tv, and Christmas programming, etc...So you recognize the brand and feel all warm and fuzzy and have all these clean healthy pleasant associations with Hallmark in a general sense. This is so when you reach the Hallmark retail card display, you are totally receptive. This is so when a Hallmark Cards salesman sorts courthouse records and finds out a new retail outlet is being built, he can call the owner and close a long term deal for Hallmark card display space in about 33 seconds. They sell. They make everyone money.

    Hallmark Cards can't have no scam bullshit smeared on their name. They've spent too much money to be as wholesome as milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartyiak View Post
    Maybe Olivia is still "paying her way" into USC????

    "...It smelled like Lou-dog inside the van..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by teledad View Post
    Back in the 90s Bill Gates got his name on a Stanford building for a $6M donation. Prices have gone up a bit since then. (At the time they were strapped for cash due to the 89 quake as well as various federal investigations.)

    I know a kid who applied to Stanford and Cal Poly SLO (public technical school for those not in CA, good school but not exactly elite). Dad's a VC billionaire, mom and dad are both Stanford grads and made some nice donations over the years, and the kid got into Stanford but not Cal Poly.
    Legacy plus healthy donation is one hell of a lubricating cocktail. This isn't exactly new and won't be going away anytime soon.

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    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    Why? Cal Poly is a great public school with high standards. Some of the smartest people Iíve met are cpslo grads. A California public school would be reticent to accept bribes as a compromise to standard


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    A buddy of mine has given Cal millions of dollars and was absolutely livid when his kid was rejected. A told him that what's USC is for, what did you expect from a public university? Little did I know, apparently UCLA was caught up in this scandal so I guess he may have just been spending his money in the wrong area for admission


    CalPoly's engineering is fairly competitive, but vs Stanford? Uh ya, no. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    As a CPSLO grad, I appreciate the compliment

    It is a great school, but it's undeniably hilarious that CPSLO (~30% acceptance rate) rejected him while Stanford (~5% acceptance rate) accepted him. It sounds like there was no bribery involved with this kid's 'rents, just normal above-board donations and I'm sure it was purely, purely, coincidental that Stanford accepted him.
    I am also an SLO grad, which along with the attendance of DTM firmly cements the steeze of the institution. Harvard of the West.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    CalPoly's engineering is fairly competitive, but vs Stanford? Uh ya, no. Lol.
    Like Cal Vs UCLA? Thing is, the community college system has guaranteed entrance into Cal if you complete the program. All credits 100% transferable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    Like Cal Vs UCLA? Thing is, the community college system has guaranteed entrance into Cal if you complete the program. All credits 100% transferable.


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    My brother had a friend at Columbia that was getting his PHD that DIDN't get into Cal and transferred in from a community college as a junior, he finished at the top of his engineering class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    A buddy of mine has given Cal millions of dollars and was absolutely livid when his kid was rejected.
    HA! I'd be pissed too, but at the same time, I also find it hilarious. Perhaps the STUDENTS should be the ones expected to put forth the effort to get into their desired school of choice rather than the parents getting them via massive donations. I know that's the way the system works, so your buddy was just doing what he felt was right. Still, a tough (and expensive) lesson to learn.

    Time for more parents to start taking the Asian approach. Study, study, study + perfect scores + all the right extracurriculars, or it's ass whoopin' time. If not, they'll bring great shame and dishonor to the family. Way cheaper this way. Well, I guess that is until Harvard decides there are too many of your kind there, then you may have to resort to bribes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4matic View Post
    Like Cal Vs UCLA? Thing is, the community college system has guaranteed entrance into Cal if you complete the program. All credits 100% transferable.


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    More like Cal vs Calpoly (without the transfer option) I think the transfer thing is relatively new and his rejection predated it as an option

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    Quote Originally Posted by RShea View Post
    The sign for that 20 million hall with $500K -Jones-Smith-Miller-Jenkins-Ward-etc. would have to be abbreviated to just their 40 first initials then... Or just sell the naming rights separately...
    The latter is what they are actually doing. The building has a generic placeholder name right now as they try to get someone to really pony up.

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    If ever in the ATX, that place will make you some gooooood texmex. With grades like mine, it helps when your school shows up on lists of ďeliteĒ universities. Iíll take what I can get. Get good grades, kids.
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    Guaranteed junior college transfer into the UC System, assuming that certain requirements are met, has been a part of the California Higher Education Master Plan for fifty (50) years.

    Cal Poly SLO is an outstanding school. Were I doing my undergrad over, I would pick it, or Cal Poly Pomona, over Stanford every fucking time. Other than name, or, perhaps some special major, Stanford offers no educational advantages over those schools. Grad school or postdoc is a different story, however. In that arena, Stanford offers opportunities that few institution can match.
    °”rale, vato!

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    "I don't pretend to have all the answers, and I think there's something to be said for that" -One For The Road

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    Lori Loughlin‘s daughter Olivia Jade will not return to the University of Southern California in the wake the nationwide college admissions cheating scandal, a source tells PEOPLE.

    The 19-year-old YouTube star has “no plans to return to USC” when classes resume on Monday, following her mom’s indictment and arrest for her alleged involvement with the college fraud scandal.

    “She can’t handle anything right now. She seems more and more upset every day. She just wants to stay home,” says the source.

    Although it is unclear whether or not Olivia Jade was aware of her parents’ involvement in the scandal, her booming Instagram and YouTube blogging business has taken a hit since the news broke. On Thursday, Sephora severed ties with the teen.

    “She feels she has worked very hard to get different work deals and everything is just gone. She thought she knew what the future had in store for her, and it all just crumbled,” says the source. “It’s a never-ending nightmare for her. She understands the serious consequences her parents are facing and she is very scared.”
    Poor thing, her future of being famous for being somewhat marginally famous and putting it out there is in jeopardy.

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    Lori is a smoke show. I don't care what she did.
    "I don't pretend to have all the answers, and I think there's something to be said for that" -One For The Road

    Brain dead and made of money.

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    I suppose.

    She has that "I have had a lot of work done" startled kind of a look.

    She won't serve any time but a women's prison movie with her as a start would be ok.

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