College applications can be too good – The Boston Globe

From The Boston Globe:= College administrators say that intense pressure to gain acceptance to selective schools has compelled parents to turn to high-priced essay editors and coaches. “The euphemism we use is polished,” said Parke Muth, an admissions dean at the University of Virginia. “If you’re paying someone that much money, there shouldn’t be fingerprints. But some essays have that sheen, that lemony-fresh smell that makes you wonder.” Outright plagiarism…

Blast near Mexico City police HQ

The BBC appended this to its coverage of the Mexico City explosion: Are you in Mexico City? Were you in the area when the explosion happened? Send us your comments using the form below: Send your pictures to yourpics@bbc.co.uk or text them to +44 7725 100 100. If you have a large file you can upload here. Read the terms and conditions At no time should you endanger yourself or…