Sunday, April 04, 2004

From the "What the heck was she thinking?" department

From an online article describing how hundreds of students at Southern University paid to have their grades raised, we have:

"... the yearlong investigation into the scandal began in March 2003, when a student enrolled in a Southern graduate program presented credentials showing she had earned a bachelor's degree from that department. The department had no record that the woman had ever graduated and alerted university auditors ..."

It's one thing to buy your way into good grades, hope you don't get caught, get your degree and hit the road.

It's another to take said degree and use it to re-apply to the same college and the same department. Either this woman is the bravest, most brazen huckster to come along in a while, or she's ... let me see, what's the word I'm looking for here? -- oh, right ... dumb.

Then again, she did have to buy her grades. You make the call.

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