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  1. Avatar Patrick Cahalan
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    Ouch.

    Sympathies for the guy if it’s true, but outing a grade is a no-no.  You’re done in academia, and you did it to yourself.Report

    • Avatar Christopher Carr in reply to Patrick Cahalan
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      I agree, but if Franco isn’t enrolling in programs seriously and is just taking spots from other people to promote himself, isn’t outing his grade a bit of AdBusting?Report

      • Avatar kenB in reply to Christopher Carr
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        Sometimes there are ways of doing that without actually breaking the rules.  A few years back, there was a mini-scandal at Yale when they found out that a student had falsified his transcript to gain admission.  The story that came from him and worked its way into the standard media line was that despite the lies, he was doing perfectly well at Yale, and it generated a bunch of discussion about high school credentials, how much they matter, grade inflation, etc.

        Somewhere in the middle of this, the president (? or maybe the provost) wrote a short, arid letter to the NYT, saying that of course Yale wasn’t at liberty to reveal this student’s grades, but perhaps the media could ask the student to volunteer the evidence for his claims.Report

        • Avatar Christopher Carr in reply to kenB
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          How many people do you think got that?Report

        • Avatar Patrick Cahalan in reply to kenB
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          Somewhere in the middle of this, the president (? or maybe the provost) wrote a short, arid letter to the NYT, saying that of course Yale wasn’t at liberty to reveal this student’s grades, but perhaps the media could ask the student to volunteer the evidence for his claims.

          That’s awesome.Report

  2. Avatar Russell Saunders
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    Ha!

    I would gladly buy Jose Angel Santana a bottle of the scotch of his choice (or a similar beverage of equivalent quality) in recognition of his contribution to the world of letters.

    It doesn’t surprise me in the slightest to learn that Mr. Franco treats his academic responsibilities with the same level of dedication as his recent high-profile hosting gig.Report

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