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College Admissions Scandals, Again

I have been receiving congratulations this week from friends who are thrilled on my behalf to learn that my alma mater, the University of Texas, is now up there with the Ivy League institutions on the list of places that will inspire rich weasels to pay bribes to ensure the admission of their children.

Oh, but these are days of short memories. Some of you will remember my reporting here at National Review on other rich weasels — and politically connected weasels — working behind the scenes to get their lightly qualified children into the University of Texas.

Some of you may even remember that a University of Texas regent attempted to expose that scandal, and that my reporting was heavily cited . . . in the effort to impeach that regent for embarrassing the powers-that-be in Austin.

College is a dirty world.

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