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What wealthy parents do to get their kids into elite colleges (legally)

For many people, the most surprising part about the revelations that wealthy parents — Hollywood celebrities, fashion designers, CEOs, lawyers and doctors — paid to get their kids into college by cheating on tests and faking athletic records, was that these families didn't get a leg up through legal channels available to those with money.

Lawsuit: Harvard ranks Asian-Americans lower on personality traits

A group that claims Harvard puts quotas on Asian-American applicants contends the university scores them higher than students of other races on academics and extracurricular activities but ranks them lowest in a "personal" category covering such traits as likability and "attractive to be with."