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Perils of the padded résumé

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Marilee Jones, dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, resigned last week after acknowledging that she had fabricated her educational credentials. When she first applied for a post at MIT in 1979, Jones falsely claimed to have degrees from New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Union College, and Albany Medical College. She never corrected the record as she moved up the ranks of academia. Jones has won national acclaim for her campaign urging high school students not to stress themselves out building up impressive résumés for college.

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