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American Academy of Arts & Sciences releases critical report on former president

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The prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences released a scathing report on its former president Monday, concluding that Leslie C. Berlowitz exaggerated her resume and manipulated the compensation process to boost her pay by roughly $2.2 million over her 17-year-tenure.

The long-awaited report comes eight months after Berlowitz resigned as president and chief executive of the 234-year-old honor society after the Globe reported that she falsely claimed to have a doctorate from New York University. Berlowitz denied she ever claimed to have the degree, but investigators found the academy submitted 18 grant proposals between 2002 and 2013 that falsely said she contained a doctorate—many of which she personally edited or signed. “The weight of the evidence warrants the conclusion that Ms. Berlowitz knew that her resumé contained materially inaccurate information regarding her academic and professional credentials,” the report found.

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