The FBI has been urged to investigate the Harvard admission of David Hogg by conservative commentator Candace Owens.
Owens alleges that Hogg’s application may have been fraudulent.
“While on the topic of fraudulent college admissions… I wonder if our @FBI will take a look at David Hogg’s acceptance into Harvard University. That’s got to be the biggest University scam of the decade,” Owens Tweeted on Wednesday.
While on the topic of fraudulent college admissions… I wonder if our @FBI will take a look at David Hogg’s acceptance into Harvard University.
That’s got to be the biggest University scam of the decade.
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 13, 2019
Thisisinsider.com reports: After surviving the shooting in February, which took 17 lives, Hogg became one of the leaders of the March For Our Lives movement, which demands gun law reform and recruits young people into political activism. He took a gap year after graduating in June to focus on March For Our Lives instead of going directly to college. His activism has made him a lightning rod for criticism on the political right. Fox News host Laura Ingraham, for example, mocked him after four colleges rejected him.
Somewhere in the middle of all of this, TMZ reported that Hogg had a 4.2 GPA and got a 1270 out of 1600 on the SAT. Now that he’s going to Harvard, Hogg’s SAT score has become a flashpoint for his critics. It’s well below the usual score for the Ivy League school — the average score for admitted students is 1520, according to Prep Scholar.
Some conservative media figures criticized Harvard’s decision to admit Hogg
.@Harvard just made a mockery of itself.
Over politics. https://t.co/o59mvQPDRR
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) December 23, 2018
— Grant Stinchfield (@stinchfield1776) December 23, 2018
It’s not a meritocracy when it’s this predictable. https://t.co/AO7QiXFIMB
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) December 22, 2018
But for the most part, people said it shows just how useless the SATs really are
To others, Hogg’s admittance to Harvard showed just how silly the SATs are. If a teenager helps lead a national political movement and has an extraordinary GPA, what does it matter if he doesn’t do well on a standardized test?
Further evidence that SATs don’t mean much. Thanks.
— Quentin Hardy (@qhardy) December 23, 2018
Jared Kushner was a C student and went to Harvard b/c his Dad gave them $2.5 million. Far more egregious than a renowned activist getting in. https://t.co/JynEXYiAhr
— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) December 22, 2018
Imagine having a takeaway from this other than "the SAT is bad." https://t.co/sUCRbQ4Ksu
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) December 22, 2018
And of course, some people told him that studying political science at Harvard isn’t enough
My advice: Don’t major in Political Science. Get the professors’ syllabi and read everything on it, but don’t major in it. Go for something in science, engineering, languages, or computers. You can do that and still know everything a PoliSci major will learn. (I was one).
— Deplorable Hombre (@DeploreHombre) December 23, 2018
Sincerest congratulations, David. Be sure to go to law school so you can continue to make an impact where it really matters. Best of luck!
— Benjamin Booher (@bmbooher) December 23, 2018