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June 27, 2012 6:10 PM When Yale Students Go Bad

By Daniel Luzer

See, this is why people think Ivy League colleges are just overpriced and low quality.

Because it turns out often their students are real scumbags. The Wall Street Journal recently posted this note to its readers:

“Bridging a Local Divide,” published online on June 17, has been removed from the Journal’s web sites. Many of the names contained in the article about the re-opening of the 103rd Street Pedestrian Bridge in Manhattan were fabricated by reporting intern Liane Membis, and the quotes couldn’t be independently verified. Ms. Membis is no longer working at The Wall Street Journal.

Did you learn nothing at Yale, Membis?

According to Peter Jacobs at Ivy Gate, Liane Membis (who oddly represented Connecticut in the Miss Black America pageant last year) is a 2012 Yale graduate.

She is formerly a staff writer for The Yale Daily News. The news editor of the student paper, Max de La Bruyere, writes that he is “investigating the work she did for us and, so far as possible, verifying its accuracy.”

During her two years at the Yale paper Membis wrote 41 articles.

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer

Comments

  • Texas Aggie on June 28, 2012 11:53 AM:

    It isn't as if she were the first Yale alumnus to go bad and be ethically challenged. Remember the last president we had, George WTF Bush?