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A Trojan horse: USC was the most frequent target in alleged admissions scheme

Mar 20, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs

LOS ANGELES - To Kwaku Rogers, son of Ghanaian immigrants, the University of Southern California offers a ticket to get ahead in life. The 19-year-old sophomore prizes the network of Trojan alumni and the abundant academic and social opportunities available to students like him, who are among the first in their families to go to college.

"I like to say USC is like a rocket," said Rogers, of Norcross, Ga. "It's upward social mobility."

But that vision - shared by many here who see a ...