Elite universities sued by college students in wake of admission bribery scheme

Source: NY Daily News

Two Stanford University students are suing eight elite universities in wake of a $25 million college admissions bribery scam that implicated dozens of people, including television actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman.

Erica Olson and Kalea Woods in a lawsuit filed in Northern California Wednesday night claimed they were denied a fair shot at gaining legitimate admission to schools including The University of Southern California, Yale University and the University of California at Los Angeles.

The students additionally contended their degrees from Stanford have been devalued by criminal and racketeering charges raised by prosecutors in connection with the high-profile scam. The university is one of several ensnared in the criminal case, which accuses coaches and administrators of accepting bribes and other types of payment in exchange for ensuring the admission of certain students….