On Campus

The Ivy League Imposter

I listened to an interesting interview on WNYC today. David Samuels went on-air to promote his new book The Runner: A True Account of the Amazing Lies and Fantastical Adventures of the Ivy League Impostor James Hogue.

Hogue managed to enrol in Princeton University using a fake alias. The Wikipedia entry on him is an interesting read on its own.

Samuel’s on-air interview can be heard here: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/episodes/2008/04/28/segments/97535

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