Lauren Isackson was on the women’s soccer roster at UCLA in 2017, despite never having played soccer before. Photo: Aubrey Washington /Allsport

In May 2017, UCLA was especially giddy about the quality of players recruited to the college’s women soccer team for the following academic year. Amon(...)

Actors Felicity Huffman (left) and  Lori Loughlin are among those charged in a cheating scandalls in US higher education. Photographs:  Lisa O’Connor  and Tommaso Boddi/AFP/Getty Images

Wealthy parents collectively paid tens of millions of dollars to buy places for their children at elite American universities, authorities have allege(...)