by Michael Lowrey
Or rather fraud in academia. This time at Emory University, which was reporting false data — average SAT scores and class rank of incoming students — to make itself look more selective, and thus prestigious. It’s reported that two former admissions deans and the institutional research office were aware of the practices.
As someone who worked institutional research at a prestigious college, do I find it surprising that schools cheat to make themselves look better? No, not at all.