University of Chicago Officials Allegedly Favored Donors’ Children
Last week, news broke about a college admissions scandal. Wealthy parents and sports coaches schemed to inflate their children’s test scores and athletic records in order to get them into selective schools.
This week, student journalists from the Chicago Maroon, the university’s student newspaper, heard from an anonymous source who alleged that the Career Advancement office had favored students connected to donors over others.
The University of Chicago is disputing the story.
"The Chicago Maroon’s story and headline are fundamentally inaccurate. The 2016 email exchange described in the story does not suggest that any group of students were “favored… for internship funding,” and that did not happen. On the contrary, the internship funding in question was promoted to a wide range of students through multiple channels, including more than 20 email list hosts and two different UChicago websites," a University communications officer said in a statement.
GUEST: Pete Grieve, co-editor-in-chief, Chicago Maroon
Euirim Choi, co-editor-in-chief, Chicago Maroon
LEARN MORE: UChicago Allegedly Favored Donors’ Children for Internship Funding As Students in Need Were Turned Away (Chicago Maroon 3/15/19)