News you can use: Hazing story and "Development Admits"
ORLANDO, Fla. -- School officials investigating an apparent hazing ritual at a fraternity house on the University of Central Florida campus in which pledges were found in diapers, fairy wings and women's panties told Local 6 News that there is evidence that several of them may have been sexually assaulted.
Or at the very least, extremely humiliated. Here's the rest of the story.
Now this, as they say in the news biz.
A Tricky Process: Children of Prominent Alumni Versus Hardworking Students Versus 'Development Admits'
Nov. 2, 2006 — Jian Li was the perfect student. Incredibly, he got a perfect score on his SATs.
He should also be a perfect example of how second-generation immigrants can transform their lives when they work hard in the land of meritocracy and opportunity.
But he doesn't see it that way.
"I was completely naive," said Li, now age 19.
He applied to Harvard, Princeton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Stanford, among other places, and didn't get into any of those colleges.
Yet, he soon became aware that other high school students with lower SAT scores had sailed past him.
"There are lots of preferences given to academically unqualified individuals." he said. "For example, George Bush. I doubt he had the academic qualifications that would have gotten him into an elite university [Yale], but because of who his father was, he had the advantage over other applicants with better academic records." [Can we hear a collective "DUH!"?)
So why was Li shut out from some of the most prestigious colleges in the country?
Watch a special two-hour edition of ABC's "20/20" Tonight (Nov. 2) at 9 p.m. ET. And read more about the story on ABCnews.go.com.