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14. M.I.T.s Admissions Dean Resigns; Ends 28-Year Lie About Degrees
Source: NYT

Published: April 27, 2007

Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became well known for urging stressed-out students competing for elite colleges to calm down and stop trying to be perfect. Yesterday she admitted that she had fabricated her own educational credentials, and resigned after nearly three decades at M.I.T. Officials of the institute said she did not have even an undergraduate degree.

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  -MIT admissions dean resigns bluestateguy  Apr-26-07 05:52 PM   #0 
  - Oh, the delicious irony  Sabriel   Apr-26-07 06:09 PM   #1 
  - I don't find the "irony" delicious at all. It's very sad.  pnwmom   Apr-26-07 06:55 PM   #8 
  - Bitter Irony, IMO. She didn't need credentials for the job when she started.  cryingshame   Apr-27-07 07:38 AM   #25 
     - I know. It's too bad she didn't apply for the job without a degree,  pnwmom   Apr-29-07 06:39 AM   #53 
  - Proof positive  RogueBandit   Apr-26-07 06:16 PM   #2 
  - I understand your point...but...  Stuckinthebush   Apr-26-07 06:28 PM   #5 
  - So, pray tell, what do George W Bush's  ikojo   Apr-26-07 07:39 PM   #12 
  - That is not representative  Stuckinthebush   Apr-27-07 07:11 AM   #24 
  - She started by getting a low level job that required none of the credentials she provided.  cryingshame   Apr-27-07 07:40 AM   #26 
  - don't you think this says a lot about her character?  DrDan   Apr-27-07 07:49 AM   #28 
  - Actually this is a life lesson...."Sooner or later your lies catch up with you"  bleedingheart   Apr-29-07 08:32 AM   #54 
  - This proves a college degree is mostly useless  ckramer   Apr-26-07 06:26 PM   #3 
  - No to proves that your lies catch up  Pavulon   Apr-26-07 06:33 PM   #6 
  - A college degree is not useless  Stuckinthebush   Apr-26-07 06:34 PM   #7 
  - College has completely changed my life.  melnjones   Apr-26-07 09:01 PM   #18 
  - With a right attitude and a right mentor, one can almost do any jobs  ckramer   Apr-27-07 10:23 AM   #29 
  - Doesn't it prove the opposite?  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-27-07 06:14 PM   #35 
  - After 28 years of successfully doing the job.  superconnected   Apr-27-07 07:37 PM   #38 
  - well why stop there  DrDan   Apr-28-07 08:06 AM   #46 
  - Too bad  cheesedawg   Apr-26-07 06:27 PM   #4 
  - Welcome to DU, cheesedawg!  pnwmom   Apr-26-07 06:57 PM   #9 
  - I missed that.. did it say she would forfeit her retirement?  SoCalDem   Apr-26-07 09:19 PM   #20 
  - Saddest Part She Did Not Get the Degrees  erpowers   Apr-26-07 07:12 PM   #10 
  - Lying on a CV or resume is/should be a reason for automatic firing  robcon   Apr-26-07 07:13 PM   #11 
  - Agreed.  YDogg   Apr-26-07 08:23 PM   #13 
  - M.I.T.s Admissions Dean Resigns; Ends 28-Year Lie About Degrees  flowomo   Apr-26-07 08:56 PM   #14 
  - ...said she did not have even an undergraduate degree.  Earth_First   Apr-26-07 08:56 PM   #15 
  - wow.  melnjones   Apr-26-07 08:56 PM   #16 
  - Why do you need a degree for that anyway?  YellowRubberDuckie   Apr-26-07 09:00 PM   #17 
  - How are you going to  melnjones   Apr-26-07 09:02 PM   #19 
     - Thirty year career....  kgfnally   Apr-27-07 12:48 AM   #21 
     - Well, if you're aiming for truly paranoid, you've succeeded.  pnwmom   Apr-27-07 01:22 AM   #23 
        - Agree  ckramer   Apr-27-07 10:32 AM   #30 
           - Bill Gates never *lied* about having a degree.  Lance_Boyle   Apr-27-07 11:07 AM   #32 
              - hahahahhahahha.  superconnected   Apr-27-07 07:57 PM   #41 
              - No, she's not a role model anymore, and it's a shame.  pnwmom   Apr-28-07 01:14 AM   #43 
     - Well, she managed to do it, because she was highly successful. She rose on her merits  cryingshame   Apr-27-07 07:43 AM   #27 
     - That's right  ckramer   Apr-27-07 10:33 AM   #31 
        - Riiiight. People cure diseases every day without college training.  tabasco   Apr-27-07 07:40 PM   #39 
     - You're given guidelines to follow?  YellowRubberDuckie   Apr-27-07 04:12 PM   #33 
  - it's sad and i'm surprised it ttok them this long to catch up with her.  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-27-07 12:55 AM   #22 
  - A good reminder and lesson  fujiyama   Apr-27-07 06:12 PM   #34 
  - How far are you in the private sector?  superconnected   Apr-27-07 07:45 PM   #40 
     - Faking degrees to head the admissions office at the world's most prestigious  fujiyama   Apr-28-07 12:47 AM   #42 
        - She started out at a lower level job and WORKED her way to the top over years and on her merits  cryingshame   Apr-28-07 11:16 PM   #51 
  - While I am of two minds about what she did, it does prove that a  hedgehog   Apr-27-07 06:28 PM   #36 
  - Sad joke on MIT.  Orsino   Apr-27-07 07:28 PM   #37 
  - The science degrees she was claiming wouldn't have had any bearing  pnwmom   Apr-28-07 01:16 AM   #44 
     - By this time they wouldn't have any bearing on a science / engineering career  FarCenter   Apr-28-07 10:32 PM   #49 
        - A college degree in science isn't so much a matter of acquiring information,  pnwmom   Apr-29-07 06:37 AM   #52 
  - People at MIT are praising her work...but this kind of fraud can't be tolerated  entanglement   Apr-28-07 07:04 AM   #45 
  - If they don't fire her for fraudulent claims,  robcon   Apr-28-07 10:14 AM   #47 
  - Given MIT's contributory negligence in not checking her references  FarCenter   Apr-28-07 10:24 PM   #48 
  - Has she ever even taken a college class in her life?  w4rma   Apr-28-07 11:15 PM   #50 
  - She still has to "play" by the rules of the game  Massachusetts   Apr-29-07 08:59 AM   #55 

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