Daniel Golden

The Trump administration drove him back to China — where he invented a fast coronavirus test

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Rich people can buy their kids' access to elite colleges — and it looks like Jared Kushner's father did just that

My 2006 book, “The Price of Admission: How America’s Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges — and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates,” was intended as a work of investigative journalism.

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Why Russian Spies Love American Universities

Under the alias Cynthia Murphy, Russian spy Lydia Guryeva attended Columbia Business School, and ingratiated herself with a key fundraiser for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. Guryeva’s instructions from Moscow, according to a 2010 FBI complaint, were to “strengthen…ties w. classmates on daily basis incl. professors who can help in job search and who will have (or already have) access to secret info” and to report “on their detailed personal data and character traits w. preliminary conclusions about their potential (vulnerability) to be recruited by Service.”

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How the Fight Against Affirmative Action at Harvard Could Threaten Rich Whites

Perpetually in jeopardy, the use of racial preferences in college admissions is under greater threat than ever.

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The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard

This story was co-published with The Guardian.

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