Thursday, May 03, 2007

M.I.T. Dean Who Resigned Has a Degree After All

M.I.T. Dean Who Resigned Has a Degree After All - New York Times

In an odd twist to an already strange story, Marilee Jones, the former admissions dean at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who resigned last week after admitting that she had lied about her academic credentials, turns out to have a bachelor’s degree, but not from the institutions she had named on her résumé.

Instead, M.I.T. officials said, Ms. Jones earned a B.A. in biology at the College of Saint Rose, an independent college in Albany, where she grew up. Officials at the College of Saint Rose confirmed that they had awarded a bachelor’s degree to a Marilee Jones in 1973, when Ms. Jones would have been 21.
Well crap! There goes my theory about non-college graduates being able to succeed at academic jobs. I concede that Ms. Jones is basically an idiot and deserved to be fired.

6 comments:

Denever said...

Talk about a twist you didn't see coming, huh? First she lies to get a job that doesn't even require a degree. Then when the deception is exposed, she lets everyone think she lied about having a degree - when in fact she only lied about which institution gave it to her! There's something really nutty going on here.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's all an MIT hack

Anonymous said...

on the other hand, there are six Marilee Jones listed on switchboard white pages. And many women aren't listed in their own name. So there could be (and could have been in 1971) more than one marilee jones of the right age in upstate NY.

Denever said...

MIT has confirmed that their former dean of admissions graduated from St. Rose.

In other news, MIT has not confirmed the edcuational records of all the other women in the country named "Marilee Jones," probably because they didn't consider them relevant to any recent news stories.

Parentalcation said...

Someone should email the bosses of every Marilee Jones in the country and inform them their could be an integrity issue.

CrypticLife said...

Hmmm, maybe I'll change my name to Stephen and apply for jobs. And of course, my surname will need to be changed to Hawking.