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Like most alumni of University of Southern California across the country today, my phone lit up with a number of iterations of this text: "USC's inability to go 5 seconds without a major scandal is just hilarious at this point." Since the news broke that USC was one of a number of so-called "elite" universities implicated in a massive criminal admissions fraud scandal, the media is focused primarily on the weird cadre of celebrities who conspired in the enterprise. Felicity Huffman of Desperate Housewives and Lori Loughlin of Full House were both arrested as a result of the RICO case. Huffman, in a prime example of how not to get caught literally rigging the results of college admissions exams, unwisely documented the fraud across a string of texts and emails, including the phrase, "Ruh Ro!" But it's worth taking a step back and understanding how this happened, not from the side of the parents and their hired riggers, but from those colleges complicit in further degrading the state...