Friday, April 27, 2007
MIT Dean Toss
Marilee Jones, Dean of Admissions at MIT for 28 years, has admitted she "misrepresented" her credentials and has resigned.
Dean At M.I.T. Resigns, Ending A 28-Year Lie
Ms. Jones, 55, representing herself as "a scientist by training" at Albany Medical College, Union College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, had, in fact, no degrees from any of those places, or anywhere else, M.I.T. officials said.
This is just one reason why I dislike affirmative action hirings and quotas. This woman was hired in 1979 to lead to lead the recruitment efforts for women. The emphasis should be on hiring competent people, not filling a quota.
Contrary to popular belief, Dean Jones did not participate as the target in the Annual MIT Piano Toss in which a piano is tossed from the Baker House to mark the last date to drop classes for the spring term.
There must not be too many music majors at MIT.