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OK, so you have a fake Ph.D. Here's $475,000. Now go away.

Postby John Bear » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:21 pm

Head of American Academy of Arts and Sciences Quits After Résumé Controversy

Chronicle of Higher Education, today
"Leslie Cohen Berlowitz has agreed to resign as president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences on July 31, after she was accused of embellishing her résumé with a spurious doctoral degree, The Boston Globe reported...."
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"Ms. Berlowitz will receive a one-time payment of $475,000 for retirement and other benefits, according to an academy statement cited by the newspaper, but she will not receive a severance payment."
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Re: OK, so you have a fake Ph.D. Here's $475,000. Now go aw

Postby Rich Douglas » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:56 pm

From Boston.com (The Boston Globe):

Berlowitz also came under fire for regularly berating staffers, micromanaging the academy’s affairs, barring scholars from viewing the academy’s historic archives, and receiving an outsized pay package -- more than $598,000 in fiscal year 2012 alone for an organization with only a few dozen staffers, several times what her peers were paid. Investigators were also examining whether the academy fully reported all her executive perks on its tax returns, such as catered meals, first-class travel, and chauffeured transit to her home.

Normally, we're outraged to see organizations stand by people they want who've claimed fake degrees. They didn't want her, apparently (after initially defending her).
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Re: OK, so you have a fake Ph.D. Here's $475,000. Now go aw

Postby johann » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:02 pm

Rich Douglas wrote:"Berlowitz also came under fire for ... receiving an outsized pay package -- more than $598,000 in fiscal year 2012 alone...several times what her peers were paid." (Boston Globe)

She's under fire for receiving ridiculously high pay? What about the dummies who agreed to this humongous pay package in the first place? Shouldn't they be gone, too? :sad:

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Re: OK, so you have a fake Ph.D. Here's $475,000. Now go aw

Postby Rich Douglas » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:22 pm

No, because they have to remain to make the next hiring mistake.
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