Magellan founder Evelyn Alexander has been quoted in several media stories related to the recent college admission scandal, which uncovered wrongdoing by someone who claimed to be a college advisor, but who was not a member of any of the many professional organizations available to those who do advise students on their college journey.
Evelyn appeared on Good Morning America as an expert on college admissions on Monday, March 18th. You can see the clip here.
Los Angeles public television station KCET quoted Alexander from the half hour livestream she hosted the day the story broke, in which she discussed the several facets of the scam. One of the facets included bribing college coaches at highly selective universities to designate specific students as recruited athletes, which is “insulting to real athletes who are actually working their butts off and going to practice.”
The Hollywood Reporter has published numerous stories about the scandal, as some of the more visible perpetrators are in the entertainment industry. THR spoke to Alexander on multiple occasions, and relied on her for reaction to the facet of the scam in which parents sought unnecessary extra time on the SAT or ACT for their children. Alexander was quoted noting the unfairness to students who have legitimate learning challenges, and who honestly need accommodations on these exams. Here are the 2 stories in which she is quoted:
- “Everybody’s Doing It:” Cheating Scandal Shows How Privileged Kids Fake Disability
- College Admissions Scandal Sparks Hollywood Panic
Evelyn’s livestream the day the news broke can be viewed on Magellan’s Facebook page, and the team’s official response and reflections on the college admission scandal can be viewed on their blog.