NEW YORK – A culture of corruption at New York's Baruch business school was so pervasive that grad students openly cheated and a professor gave out answers during an exam, claim four ex-students who intend to sue the city university.
"Cheating is their bread and butter," said Ezra Glaser, attorney for the four whistleblowers, who filed a notice of claim against CUNY and the Zicklin School of Business on June 14.
Zicklin recruits mid-level Wall Streeters for the 10 to 22-month programs. CUNY has put the programs, endowed by well-known financier and Baruch alum Larry Zicklin, in receivership after a probe found them in a financial mess.
In the latest scandal, former grad students in the Class of 2012 -- accountants Stacy Morton and Omo Isenalumhe, financier Daniel Carr, and studio manager Yana Nibelitsky -- say they repeatedly complained to administrators about overt academic fraud.