Claremont McKenna College

October 14, 2013

Vol. 29 , No. 03   

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Conning Harvard

Julie Zauzmer began covering the case of Adam Wheeler, a student who faked his way into Harvard, when she was a freshman at Harvard herself. Her reporting led her to write a book, Conning Harvard: Adam Wheeler, the Con Artist Who Faked His Way into the Ivy League (2012), all about how Wheeler tricked the admissions office and bilked the university out of tens of thousands of dollars.

In her Athenaeum talk, Ms. Zauzmer will talk about Wheeler's story, its implications for the college admissions process and the pursuit of academic integrity, and the ethical and stylistic challenges she confronted while writing the book.

Julie served as the Managing Editor of The Harvard Crimson in 2012 and graduated in 2013. She is now a full-time reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum was conceived as a place where students and faculty could gather for intellectual discourse in an intimate and relaxed setting and integrate their academic and social lives. Public programs are scheduled Monday through Thursday during the academic year and are publicized through the bi-weekly newsletter, The Fortnightly.

While events are primarily for students, the Athenaeum hosts lunches, dinners, and receptions for academic classes, student organizations, and official functions of the College.

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