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Wake Forest to redirect $50K from scandal to program

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Wake Forest University says it will redirect $50,000 it received from a California foundation linked to a national college admission bribery scandal.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports university president Nathan Hatch announced Monday the money will go to the Magnolia Scholars program for first-generation college students.

Federal prosecutors have accused dozens of wealthy parents of illegally conspiring to get their children into several elite U.S. colleges. Prosecutors say parents either paid bribes to have a college counsellor rig standardized tests or get their children admitted as recruits of sports they didn’t play.

Wake Forest suspended volleyball coach Bill Ferguson after he was accused of accepting $100,000 to recruit a student on a waiting list. Ferguson’s set to appear in federal court Monday, charged with one count of conspiracy to commit racketeering.

The Associated Press