Thursday, June 10, 2010

Oh, no, Stanford accepted Adam Wheeler!

According to Fox News: After being kicked out of Harvard last fall for his alleged fraud, the 23-year-old applied to and was accepted to Stanford University for the 2010-2011 school year, reported Wednesday.

Although Stanford did rescind its acceptance, an AP report suggested that withdrawal did not occur until June 3:

Wheeler's lawyer, Steven Sussman, said he received a copy of a June 3 letter in which Stanford said it had revoked its recent offer of admission to Wheeler. Sussman said he will likely object to prosecutors' plans to use Wheeler's applications to other schools against him at his trial.

AP also noted:

In the court documents, prosecutors said a Harvard detective spoke with Richard Shaw, dean of undergraduate admissions at Stanford, who said Stanford accepted Wheeler as a transfer student for the 2010-2011 school year. Stanford has since then rescinded Wheeler's admission, prosecutors said.

The Boston Globe noted:

In statements e-mailed to the Globe, officials of both Stanford and Williams said they learned about Wheeler’s alleged fraud at Harvard from news reports and then discovered he had also fooled them. (...)

“I can confirm that Adam Wheeler had been accepted to Stanford as an undergraduate for fall 2010, but he will not be enrolling,’’ said Lisa Lapin, spokeswoman for Stanford.

Was Stanford as dumb as Harvard, and dumber than Yale?

PaloAltoOnline noted that Wheeler's Hoopes prize work was removed from Harvard library: The published copy of that project has been removed from the Harvard library system, the Crimson reported.


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