MIT Dean of Admissions Marilee Jones has just resigned: "I misrepresented my academic degrees when I first applied to MIT 28 years ago and did not have the courage to correct my resume when I applied for my current job or at any time since."
MIT demanded her resignation after her credentials were challenged ten days ago and subsequently investigated.
What an interesting development on the heels of this article about admissions officers hiring investigators ("admissions police") to verify applicants' credentials and crack down on applicant plagiarism and fraud.
I had been one of Jones's admirers for her efforts to reduce the anxiety and insanity inherent in today's college admissions process. This is a sad development.