Del. man charged with faking his way into Harvard

May 17, 2010 Full story: Kansas City Star 32

A Delaware man has been charged with faking his way into Harvard and duping the Ivy League school out of $45,000 in financial aid, grants and scholarships.Adam Wheeler, 23, of Milton, Del., was admitted to Harvard and became a student in 2007 after he falsely claimed he had earned a perfect academic record at Phillips Academy in Andover and had ...

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“Purple girl in a purple world”

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Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#1 May 17, 2010
It looks like this cheater's luck ran out.

Since: Aug 09

Walnutport, PA

#2 May 17, 2010
Adam Wheeler went to Swarthmore College a couple of decades ago.

At least he said he was Adam Wheeler. If he was then he wasn't as smart as this Harvard guy.

Since: Aug 09

Walnutport, PA

#3 May 17, 2010
Oops, "ex Harvard guy."
First Class Jerk

Philadelphia, PA

#4 May 17, 2010
now he's going to State Penn
Groucho Marxist

Bolton Landing, NY

#5 May 18, 2010
Very similar to what Ted Kennedy did.

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

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#6 May 18, 2010
Hey had he pulled it off.....no one would have been the wiser.........he's not the first to do this......and some actually get the Ivy League Degree:)
skool daze

Pittsfield, MA

#7 May 18, 2010
Groucho Marxist wrote:
Very similar to what Ted Kennedy did.
Yale is much better- you know, the school that graduated a male cheerleader who couldn't pronounce "nuclear."

“TAKIA AND TA TONKA”

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#8 May 18, 2010
skool daze wrote:
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Yale is much better- you know, the school that graduated a male cheerleader who couldn't pronounce "nuclear."
I'd be colledge edumacated........I's got a deegree from the Univesiaty.......lol:)
Meh

Clifton Park, NY

#9 May 18, 2010
...and if our teachers werent failing our children in grade/high school,(graduates cant even spell anymore!) maybe this boy would have had a chance and not had to f_uck the system.:)
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#10 May 18, 2010
So exactly who is the injured party in this matter?
Other than knowing how to play video games, has anyone noticed that those who are 'legitimately' graduating nowadays from even 'the best' colleges and universities are not able to spell too well nor able to string words together in legitimate sentences?
Case in point: Read what some of the morons write on these threads who claim to have graduated from college.
Anonymous

Schenectady, NY

#11 May 18, 2010
Meh wrote:
...and if our teachers werent failing our children in grade/high school,(graduates cant even spell anymore!) maybe this boy would have had a chance and not had to f_uck the system.:)
I am sorry but what do teachers have to do with it? The man was dishonest and didn't even attempt to get in based on his own merits.
Who cares

Craryville, NY

#12 May 18, 2010
We have a POTUS that faked his way through Harvard.
hey

Pittsfield, MA

#13 May 18, 2010
I have struggled with spelling for years. Spelling is not always a test of intelligence. It is an art-form of memorization and patterns.

Also, the system is a little crazy. It is not just about good grades anymore. You need that plus a million activities, charity work, a part-time job, multiple varsity sports and on and on and on.
All of that may not even be enough, or worse, you get in, and can't afford it.

I am not saying what he did was right, but I understand it. The best most of us have to look for in life is a mountain of debt after graduation, and no job to pay for it.

Harvard has enough money, I don't feel bad that they were taken for so little.
Phil McCracken

Philadelphia, PA

#14 May 18, 2010
Who cares wrote:
We have a POTUS that faked his way through Harvard.
Forget Harvard, he faked his way into being a US citizen!!!

“Purple girl in a purple world”

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Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#15 May 18, 2010
Phil McCracken wrote:
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Forget Harvard, he faked his way into being a US citizen!!!
You beat me to that one!:-)
HellerCarbonCapN TradeLLC

Alexandria, VA

#17 May 18, 2010
Is lying to matriculate through Harvard worse say than U.S. Senate candidate Liberal Democrat Richard Blumenthal, the current Atty. General of Connecticut, lying about serving in Viet Nam when in fact he did not?

At least the guy at Harvard did not lie to voters in order to get persuade them to vote him into office.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#18 May 18, 2010
who's the dummy that accepted him?
:O)
Groucho Marxist

Bolton Landing, NY

#19 May 19, 2010
HellerCarbonCapNTradeLLC wrote:
Is lying to matriculate through Harvard worse say than U.S. Senate candidate Liberal Democrat Richard Blumenthal, the current Atty. General of Connecticut, lying about serving in Viet Nam when in fact he did not?
At least the guy at Harvard did not lie to voters in order to get persuade them to vote him into office.
Did you know thatg John Kerry served in Viet Nam? Juhn Kerry repoting for doodie.
Jokes R Us

Medford, NY

#20 May 19, 2010
That's nothing.....you should see what his girlfriend fakes.

“Out in the West Texas”

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Since: Mar 08

town of El Paso

#21 May 19, 2010
Who cares wrote:
We have a POTUS that faked his way through Harvard.
True. What's worse is that George W faked his way through Yale AND Harvard.

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