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The Resource Conning Harvard : Adam Wheeler, the con artist who faked his way into the Ivy League, Julie Zauzmer ; with additional reporting by Xi Yu

Conning Harvard : Adam Wheeler, the con artist who faked his way into the Ivy League, Julie Zauzmer ; with additional reporting by Xi Yu

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Conning Harvard : Adam Wheeler, the con artist who faked his way into the Ivy League
Title
Conning Harvard
Title remainder
Adam Wheeler, the con artist who faked his way into the Ivy League
Statement of responsibility
Julie Zauzmer ; with additional reporting by Xi Yu
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In a Massachusetts court last year, a 24-year-old man pled guilty to falsifying his application to Harvard, thereby bilking the world's most prestigious university out of more than $45,000 in prizes and scholarships and cheating an honest applicant out of an Ivy League diploma. Using forged SAT scores, transcripts, and letters of recommendation, Wheeler outsmarted Harvard's admissions office. Once accepted to Harvard, he kept lying, cheating, and succeeding, winning thousands of dollars in prizes and grants. But then he shot too far. During his senior year at Harvard, Wheeler applied for nomination to the illustrious Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships, a gamble that finally exposed his extensive tangle of lies. Alerted that he was under suspicion, Wheeler fled Harvard but did not stop scamming universities. He successfully filed more fraudulent applications at top-tier schools across the country, until some vigilant admissions officers, Massachusetts police, and even his own parents forced him off his computer and into court. As reporters for The Harvard Crimson, Julie Zauzmer and Xi Yu covered the case from the moment the news of Wheeler's indictment broke. In the course of their reporting, they interviewed dozens of friends, roommates, teachers, and advisors who knew Wheeler at the many phases of his suspect academic career. Their fascinating account reveals how one serial scammer took on the fast-paced and competitive world of the Ivy League--and almost won."--
  • "Conning Harvard tells the story of Adam Wheeler's lie-filled path into Harvard, his compulsive conning of grant and scholarship boards after enrolling, and the eventual discovery of his fraudulent past"--
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contains biographical information
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Zauzmer, Julie
Dewey number
378.1/98
Index
index present
LC call number
LB3609
LC item number
.Z38 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Yu, Xi
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  • Wheeler, Adam
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard University
  • Cheating (Education)
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Wheeler, Adam
  • Harvard University
  • Cheating (Education)
  • Scholarships
  • Students
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • United States
Label
Conning Harvard : Adam Wheeler, the con artist who faked his way into the Ivy League, Julie Zauzmer ; with additional reporting by Xi Yu
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=238&titleId=1071551
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780310725381
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
025986725389
Publisher number
EB00617486
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1D5A769D-B89F-4B0F-AAB2-829D87D0B4A6
System control number
  • ocn816677771
  • (OCoLC)816677771
Label
Conning Harvard : Adam Wheeler, the con artist who faked his way into the Ivy League, Julie Zauzmer ; with additional reporting by Xi Yu
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=238&titleId=1071551
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780310725381
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
025986725389
Publisher number
EB00617486
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1D5A769D-B89F-4B0F-AAB2-829D87D0B4A6
System control number
  • ocn816677771
  • (OCoLC)816677771

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