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Unread 05-17-2010, 09:21 PM
 
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Red face Student Arrested & Charged with Faking his way into Harvard

Del. man charged with faking his way into Harvard - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100517/ap_on_fe_st/us_odd_academic_fraud_probe - broken link)
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Unread 05-17-2010, 11:07 PM
 
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Beyond asinine and stupid. The kid should have done something good with his intelligence. lol. And this shows how universities are full of garbage these days.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 06:34 AM
 
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Beyond asinine and stupid. The kid should have done something good with his intelligence. lol. And this shows how universities are full of garbage these days.
Can you go one day without complaining about college? It is getting really old! Just because you couldn't cut it in college doesn't mean you should complain to everyone about any school.

This just shows that any organization can make a mistake.

This guy has to be pretty smart though.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 06:39 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Beyond asinine and stupid. The kid should have done something good with his intelligence. lol. And this shows how universities are full of garbage these days.
And Frank Abagnale Jr. managed to con his way into being a pilot and a resident at a hospital. Airlines and hospitals are full of garbage as well.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 12:57 PM
 
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Default The Student has Pled Not Guilty

Student, 23, ‘cheated’ his way into America’s Ivy League institutions - Times Online
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Unread 05-18-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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And Frank Abagnale Jr. managed to con his way into being a pilot and a resident at a hospital. Airlines and hospitals are full of garbage as well.
ha...great movie btw
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Unread 05-18-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: The US of A
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He faked his way into Harvard to study English?!?!?! ROFLMAO!!!
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Unread 05-18-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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I didn't know that pretending to hold a degree was a crime.
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Unread 05-18-2010, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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He faked his way into Harvard to study English?!?!?! ROFLMAO!!!
What was he going to do, study astrophysics? At least he had the foresight to realize that while he could BS his way in, he needed to maintain an easy cover to stay in. If he studied anything remotely challenging, he would have been found out. Only a dummy would attempt to study something with rigor after claiming to have attended two prestigious schools -one of which he got perfect grades. What else was he going to study?
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Unread 05-18-2010, 09:18 PM
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Reveals more about the stupidity of the admissions process at "elite" colleges; the clowns in the admissions office tend to be corrupt/inept failed lib arts alums; wasn't the hd of MIT Admissions recently (~5yrs ago) busted for faking her college degrees (claimed to be a PhD from some elite univ but was actually a dropout of some crappy college)? IIRC, the con was hd of MIT's admissions office for ~20+yrs...

And any employer who hires kids w/o diligencing credentials (kinda easy to diligence at elite employers where many younger workers are Stanford/Harvard alums; know the scams; and have own jealousies/favorites vs applicants) is similarly stupid
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