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Lawsuit over Harvard admission rejection
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comm



Joined: 22 Jun 2010

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

everything-is-everything wrote:
So you feel good about being a snitch and getting someone fired. Congrats douchebag.
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Again, do you actually feel proud of yourself for being a tattle-tail? God I hated kids like you in school.

lol, more proof that most people suck.
I guess DBB should have showed up at the admission-seller's office and beat him up for disadvantaging honest kids, right?
Or are you saying we shouldn't care how many students are disenfranchised by others who pay to cheat?
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Died By Bear



Joined: 13 Jul 2010
Location: On the big lake they call Gitche Gumee

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentlemen, don't feed the troll, he's a jackass.
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misher



Joined: 14 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1. If there is a family legacy
2. If the family has donated to that university
3. The family (or student) will provide a "boost" to the university in one way or another (perhaps not financial, but reputation or image)


Based on my personal experience this is bang on.

one example comes to mind: My sister tried to get into Harvard and Wharton for 2 years before she gave up. SHe had the grades, the GMAT, the RECOMMENDATIONS (her chairman at her private equity group makes annual contributions to Harvard and he is alum). SHe finally went to Columbia but that is besides the point.

She eventually figured out that she just didn't have the pedigree. Her no-name Canadian University undergrad (U of Ottawa) and the fact that her parents are nobodies and no one in her family had attended those schools really hurt her application.

I had a few students in Japan that attended Wharton and I asked them about how they got in. THey said their GMAT scores were good (not stellar) and they graduated from smaller Japanese universities. However one of them had a grandfather that started a trading company after the War. Well it now turns over hundreds of millions annually and my student was the VP. He got in because of #3 on the list in the previous post. Basically,from the way I see it, the business schools (not sure about the others) don't want people that are 'reaching.'
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MollyBloom



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bucheon bum wrote:
Where you come up with that theory? I'm intrigued.


I'm an alumna.
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