“In a controversial effort to provide a final bit of wisdom before students graduate, the Wharton School has invited New York financier Bernie Madoff to speak at this year’s graduation ceremony.
Madoff, former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock exchange, has recently become known for his elaborate Ponzi scheme for which he pled guilty to an 11-count criminal complaint in March. He will address Wharton’s Class of 2009 via videoconference on May 17 at 5:30 p.m. at Franklin Field.
As a businessman, philanthropist and “close” friend of Ronald Perelman – for whom the Perelman Quadrangle is named – Madoff would have been welcomed by students and faculty had it not been for the recent scandal, several Wharton professors noted.”
Here is the link: Madoff at Wharton
Too funny. (In case you didn’t know this is a satire site)