Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

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chicoalto0649
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Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby chicoalto0649 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:09 pm

Let's do some investigation TLS and see if we can't come up with the culprit.

This is extracted from an interview on admissionsdean.com with Sarah Zearfoss

http://www.admissionsdean.com/researching_law_schools/interview/sarah-zearfoss


SZ You know, there’s not a ton of misinformation out there, but it does come up from time to time. I’ll tell you, I actually had an interesting incident happen just today that I’d like to share with you since it relates to the topic of discussion boards. Right before lunch we got a call from an irate, really angry woman. She identified herself as a neighbor of an applicant who recently received a rejection letter from us – but this applicant had been wait listed at Penn and admitted to Columbia.
AD A “neighbor,” huh? Is that sort of like the preface to a lot of questions you hear in a law school classroom – “This isn’t me, but I have a friend . . .”?

SZ [Laughing] It could be, but I’m not really sure. Anyway, she was demanding to know how that could have happened. She wouldn’t tell us the name of the applicant we supposedly denied – and even if she had, of course, we wouldn’t have discussed her file or entertained a conversation with her. But why I bring this up, is because she kept saying over and over, “Whatever you tell me, I’m posting on Top-Law-Schools.com.” Really, she kept repeating this. What I find interesting is how she was beating us over the head with this, as an explicit threat.

So, back to your original question, how have discussion boards affected my job in admissions? Well, I guess it has made us more guarded. We are realistic about the possibility that anything we say can show up in some form (whether accurate or inaccurate) on a discussion board. Because of this fact, it inhibits some of our communications with applicants unless we feel very comfortable and confident about the person we’re talking with. So, in that respect, I guess the prospect of being misquoted on a discussion board does adversely affect our job.
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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby Dick Whitman » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:11 pm

Michigan is the only school to ever reject me and not come to rue the day. Yet.

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby BruceBarr » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:14 pm

it was me.

dammit.

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby erniesto » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:15 pm

In this topic a psycho hose beast shows us that we must scam better to get admissions info.

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby Borhas » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:19 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

internet's a weird place

UM is discriminating against TLS, let's start a flame war!!!!!!2!!1

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby GatorBait09 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:27 am

chicoalto0649 wrote:Let's do some investigation TLS and see if we can't come up with the culprit.

This is extracted from an interview on admissionsdean.com with Sarah Zearfoss

http://www.admissionsdean.com/researching_law_schools/interview/sarah-zearfoss


SZ You know, there’s not a ton of misinformation out there, but it does come up from time to time. I’ll tell you, I actually had an interesting incident happen just today that I’d like to share with you since it relates to the topic of discussion boards. Right before lunch we got a call from an irate, really angry woman. She identified herself as a neighbor of an applicant who recently received a rejection letter from us – but this applicant had been wait listed at Penn and admitted to Columbia.
AD A “neighbor,” huh? Is that sort of like the preface to a lot of questions you hear in a law school classroom – “This isn’t me, but I have a friend . . .”?

SZ [Laughing] It could be, but I’m not really sure. Anyway, she was demanding to know how that could have happened. She wouldn’t tell us the name of the applicant we supposedly denied – and even if she had, of course, we wouldn’t have discussed her file or entertained a conversation with her. But why I bring this up, is because she kept saying over and over, “Whatever you tell me, I’m posting on Top-Law-Schools.com.” Really, she kept repeating this. What I find interesting is how she was beating us over the head with this, as an explicit threat.

So, back to your original question, how have discussion boards affected my job in admissions? Well, I guess it has made us more guarded. We are realistic about the possibility that anything we say can show up in some form (whether accurate or inaccurate) on a discussion board. Because of this fact, it inhibits some of our communications with applicants unless we feel very comfortable and confident about the person we’re talking with. So, in that respect, I guess the prospect of being misquoted on a discussion board does adversely affect our job.


It was you obviously. Geez, have we learned nothing from 2nd grade? Oldest trick in the book.

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby tomhobbes » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:48 pm

I am Spartacus!

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby Flanker1067 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:56 pm

The real issue is, if that candidate got into Columbia then who cares about UM?

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby soullesswonder » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:00 pm

tomhobbes wrote:I am Spartacus!


No! I am Spartacus!

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby chicoalto0649 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:02 pm

Flanker1067 wrote:The real issue is, if that candidate got into Columbia then who cares about UM?


to leverage scholly money out of umich :roll:

jk

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby holydonkey » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:03 pm

Flanker1067 wrote:The real issue is, if that candidate got into Columbia then who cares about UM?


Not everyone loves New York Cesspit.

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby chicoalto0649 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:07 pm

holydonkey wrote:
Flanker1067 wrote:The real issue is, if that candidate got into Columbia then who cares about UM?


Not everyone loves New York Cesspit.

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby dancinginseptember » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:11 pm

GatorBait09 wrote:It was you obviously. Geez, have we learned nothing from 2nd grade? Oldest trick in the book.


whoever smelt it dealt it

or so they said

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby PigNipple » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:16 pm

Flanker1067 wrote:The real issue is, if that candidate got into Columbia then who cares about UM?


Well according to my neighbor, Michigan is the BombDiggity! You can quote my neighbor on that!! Why would my neighbor not get into Michigan when my neighbor has been admitted to Columbia, wait listed at Penn!?!?! I DEMAND ANSWERS!!!! I AM SO UPSET FOR MY NEIGHBOR!!!!! WHY GOD WHY!?!?! My mascara is running, does anybody have a tissue? Sniffle.

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby sarlis » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:24 pm

people at umich know how to answer phones? huh.

GO BUCKS

(blatant anti-umich trolling)

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Re: Irate rejected applicant calls UMich dean to demand answers!

Postby mps200 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 1:29 pm

I broke the dam




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