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Suzy Lee Weiss. Telling it like it is?

by James Denison / April 5, 2013 1:02 AM PDT
What to make of this? Is she just being petulant, or does she have a valid point concerning college admissions and possible affirmative action concepts driving those in charge of admissions? Yale, Princeton, Harvard. I wouldn't even want to attend any of those schools. Yes, it may help put one in the right money crowd, but there's plenty of other good schools to attend and many of them likely better, if not overall, in certain areas. Heck, Wharton Business School would probably be better than all those three together. Maybe she should remember the words of Groucho Marx when he said he'd not want to be a member of any club that would have him. She should permanently turn her back on any school that rejects her as being unworthy of her attendance.
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There are dozens and dozens of universities who will take
by Ziks511 / April 7, 2013 3:38 AM PDT

her. What about UMich at Ann Arbor, a great school. Brown, Bryn Mawr, Radcliffe, Wellesley, William and Mary, Virginia, Columbia the list is endless.

BTW, did you miss the point at which she says her WSJ "open letter" was satire, like 30 Rock?

I will say she does sound pretty petulant, though she has been disappointed and the smack at her "tired" "unresponsive" parents was rather unkind. To go all Obama on her, "you didn't get where you are all by yourself."

You didn't build that (all by yourself). We all stand on the shoulders of those who went before, which is why the footing is so damned wobbly..


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I don't think some colleges are as interested in attracting
by Steven Haninger / April 8, 2013 5:28 AM PDT

the best students as they are in attracting who they think will be the most valuable alumni. In the longer run, it's the alumni population that sustains the school by either/or (or both) providing large amounts of financial support or bragging rights to their having graduated from there. It would be interesting to know what the interview questioning is like in some of these places. Getting the highest grades in one's High School is nice but it's not always enough. You've got to know someone special or expected to become someone special.

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