Vanity fair's schools for scandal : the inside dramas at 16 of America's most elite campuses--plus Oxford!

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Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter shares a definitive, provocative collection of the magazine's finest dispatches on the political, sexual, and administrative scandals that have swept our nation's campuses.

Vanity Fair's Schools for Scandal, edited by Graydon Carter, with an introduction by Cullen Murphy, brings together the magazine's finest reporting on the scandals that have swept our nation's most elite campuses over the past twenty-five years--all in one definitive, provocative volume.

The stories collected here speak to an American obsession with status and to the lengths we will go to achieve it, preserve it, or destroy it--from the enduring, shadowy influence of Yale's secret societies to the infamous "senior salute" at St. Paul's School; from the false accusations in the Duke lacrosse team's infamous rape case to the (mis)reportage of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia; from a deadly extreme-sport episode at Oxford to the Keystone Kop theft of a college's rare books to the allegations of fraud by the now-shuttered Trump University.

Vanity Fair's Schools for Scandal brings focus to the perils facing American education today and how the life of the mind, and the significance of the institutions meant to foster it, has been negatively impacted by the partisan politics of privatization, tensions over so-called political correctness, the fraught dynamic of the teacher-student relationship, and what happens when visions for a bold future collide with the desire to maintain hidebound (or venerable) traditions.

With an array of Vanity Fair 's signature writers--including Buzz Bissinger, William D. Cohan, Sarah Ellison, Evgenia Peretz, Todd S. Purdum, and Sam Tanenhaus, among others-- Vanity Fair's Schools for Scandal presents a compelling if troubling account of the state of elite education today, and the evolving social, sexual, racial, and economic forces that have shaped it.
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Booklist Review: "In his introduction to this salacious, shocking collection of 16 Vanity Fair articles about bad behavior at educational institutions, Cullen Murphy points out that school scandals are so interesting to us because school is a shared experience we can all relate to. Readers who delve into these pages will find secret societies; professors and students behaving badly; and even an extreme, and deadly, sports club (at Oxford, the lone non-U.S. institution represented here). Many of the scandals are sex-related, including well-known cases, such as members of the Duke lacrosse team being accused of rape by a stripper in 2006. The infamous Skull and Bones society at Yale is the subject of a 2004 election article about how both Bush and Kerry were members, and another article details a remarkably well-planned rare-book theft perpetrated at Transylvania University by four students. A fascinating, eye-opening collection that peels back the layers of secrecy sustained by these schools to reveal how misdeeds and misconduct are addressed or swept under the rug.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Universities and colleges -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Scandals -- United States.
Preparatory schools -- Corrupt practices -- United States.
Publisher New York :2017
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Other Titles Vanity fair (New York, N.Y. : 1983)
Powerful secrets.
Extreme Oxford.
Deadly devotion.
Dangerous privilege.
Code of Miss Porter's.
Case study in scandal.
That championship scandal.
Shadows on the lawn.
Kent school mystery.
Majoring in crime.
Schools for scandal
Contributors Carter, Graydon, editor.
Robbins, Alexandra, 1976- Powerful secrets.
Martin, Brett, 1972- Extreme Oxford.
Tanenhaus, Sam. Deadly devotion.
Purdum, Todd S. Dangerous privilege.
Peretz, Evgenia. Code of Miss Porter's.
Margolick, David. Case study in scandal.
Bissinger, Buzz, 1954- That championship scandal.
Ellison, Sarah. Shadows on the lawn.
Shnayerson, Michael. Kent school mystery.
Falk, John. Majoring in crime.
Language English
Description vii, 388 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781501173745
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