SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. — A local university is responding to comments Dr. Phil made to a magazine this week in relation to the college admissions scandal.
Slippery Rock University's president posted a letter on the university's Facebook page after the talk show host said in an interview Thursday:
"...you mentioned Slippery Rock University by name as the antithesis of a trophy school. We suspect that you didn't mean it as a compliment, but we take it as one anyway," part of the president's post said.
Authorities charged 50 people last month as part of a large-scale college admissions scheme, in which authorities say coaches were bribed to admit students as athletes regardless of their ability. At least nine college athletic coaches have been charged as part of the investigation, dubbed Operation Varsity Blues.
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