Monday, March 31, 2008

A Degree from Yale

Until very recently you could claim you had a degree from Yale and they'd verify the documents if they looked nice.
Lawsuit accuses Yale of false statements
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN Associated Press Writer | AP
Mar 27, 2008

A prestigious South Korean university that came under fire for hiring a professor who lied about her credentials is suing Yale, saying the American university wrongly confirmed the woman earned a degree.

Dongguk University is seeking at least $50 million in damages, saying Yale's actions "severely tarnished" its stellar reputation, sparked a criminal probe, cost employees their jobs and led to a decline in donations, government grants and student applications.

What are the odds that there are more false Yale degrees out there that Yale has actually verified?


Snag said...

Criminy, the president has a degree from there. How prestigious can it be?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...


I got's a degree from Yale!

(Not that I know where it is, but I got it, spite of skipping all those classes!)

As for the First AWOL Cokehead/torturer-in-thief, I blame Connecticut.

M. Bouffant said...

I heard a ninny on sports-squawk radio yesterday claim that getting in is the hard part, & that Stanford & Harvard aren't that difficult once you're accepted. "Proved" by a claim that at Stanford, at least, you can drop a class up to the day of the final.

Interesting, esp. if true.

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