quinta-feira, abril 26, 2007

Breaking news

MIT dean resigns over misrepresented credentials

"Marilee Jones, a prominent crusader against the pressure on students to build their resumes for elite colleges, resigned Thursday as dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology after acknowledging she had misrepresented her own academic credentials.
Jones has been a popular speaker on the college admissions circuit, where she urged parents not to press their kids too hard, and told students there are more important things than getting into the most prestigious colleges. She rewrote MIT's application, trying to get students to reveal more about their personalities and passions, and de-emphasizing lists of their accomplishments.
But Jones, dean since 1997, issued a statement saying she had misrepresented her credentials when she first came to work at 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.
"I am deeply sorry for this and for disappointing so many in the MIT community and beyond who supported me, believed in me, and who have given me extraordinary opportunities," she said, adding she would have no further comment."
Para quem gostou de ler este pequeno naco de prosa, da autoria da AP, e que revela o que se passa no prestigiado instituto que o Governo trouxe para fazer protocolos com o nosso País, eis o resto da notícia na CNN. Como dizia a outra, não há coincidências... Nenhuma, aliás.