Dianne Feinstein’s husband identified in audit of ‘unfair’ university admissions influenced by powerful people

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband was among those listed in a University of California audit to discover unfair admissions practices.

Richard Blum, the Democratic senator’s husband, was responsible for a “particularly problematic” instance of someone promoting an underqualified student for admission, according to several reports.

Blum, who is a member of the board of regents for the University of California system, wrote a letter to the chancellor at the University of California, Davis and advocated for the admission of a student who had been wait-listed and only had a 26% chance of being admitted based on merit alone. The student was granted admission, taking the place
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