Pretty funny stuff here. As you'll know if you could read bold titles, an Ivy League admissions officer did something pretty eyebrow-raising that caused her to lose her job. From the good folks at IvyGate:
The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that former admissions officer Nadirah Foley, Princeton Class of 2011, was fired by the university late last year after she was discovered mocking applicants’ essays on Facebook. According to The DP, Foley also shared these essays over College Confidential, prompting responses such as “This loses my respect for UPenn and for the general admissions process SOOO much.” Everyone in the admissions department must be devestated.
Here are some of the students who proved worthy of Foley’s scorn:
- A student who had ”long and deep” connections to Penn because he had been circumcised at the school’s Hillel.
- A student who overcame his fear of going to the bathroom in the great outdoors.
- A student who thought Penn was near the beach.
While this is certainly extremely funny, it's also slightly unfortunate. The way college admissions works, you have no choice but to really put yourself out there in those essays. Cause they pretty much make you. Because then there's that whole thing of people being like "but nothing life-changing ever happened to me!!!," which makes people use that as a premise in itself. I wrote some ridiculous shit about playing pickup football with my friends, and how it related to some smart-sounding historical event. It was very Robb Starkian, yes (a writer this site once loved), but I mean, come on. It's pickup football. Very little to do with what I could bring to the table at your university.
So turning around and mocking that when it is your own institution causing the whole thing, definitely a fire-worthy offense. But still pretty funny.