People Watch: 12 people, including 6 coaches, plead not guilty in admissions scandal

By: | April 2, 2019
Prosecutors in the college admissions scandal case say some students were admitted at elite schools based on falsified test scores and athletic credentials.Prosecutors in the college admissions scandal case say some students were admitted at elite schools based on falsified test scores and athletic credentials.

 

A dozen people, including six coaches, pleaded not guilty in federal court in Boston in the college admissions scandal that has ensnared Hollywood celebrities and forced a reckoning at elite colleges, where prosecutors say students were admitted on the basis of falsified test scores and athletic credentials. Read more.

In other people news:

The president of Southern New Hampshire University is beaming as he takes a brisk walk through the halls of the Mill, the private not-for-profit school’s vast nerve center. Since Paul LeBlanc took over in 2003, SNHU has gone from a little-known undergraduate business school with 2,800 students, no endowment and a budget that was barely in the black, to America’s biggest university by enrollment with 97 percent of its students online. Read more.

The governing board of Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico decided in a unanimous vote to hire Becky Rowley, president of the state’s Clovis Community College, to fill the top job. Read more.