The Wicked Witch of St. John's University

Cecilia Chang, the former dean of the Institute of Asian Studies at St. John's University, is a terrible person. She stands accused of embezzling $1 million from her school. Also: forcing scholarship students to be her servants. Positively Dickensian!

According to the FBI, Chang—who controlled 15 scholarships—told scholarship students that if they didn't do what she told them, they might lose their scholarships. Among the tasks she assigned:

  • Driving her son to the airport at 3 a.m.
  • Bringing her cash while she was at Foxwoods Casino.
  • Cooking her dinner.
  • Cleaning, taking out garbage, and shoveling snow at her home in Queens.
Chang and her son also reportedly yelled at the students and called them "stupid" when they weren't satisfied with their work. Let's see how they feel when those scholarship students step out of their magical pumpkin coach in their glass slippers at the ball and make out with the prince.

[NYT, NYP.]