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Postby pizzaqueen » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:33 pm

deleted. thanks everyone.
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Re: Help. Recommender with Recent Criminal Troubles.

Postby swampman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:21 pm

You're right that there's a low probability that they will google your prof. They're reading hundreds of these letters, they don't care who the professor is.

On the off-chance they find his work interesting and do google him, so what? What is the chain of inferences where they hold his drunk in public arrest against you?

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Re: Help. Recommender with Recent Criminal Troubles.

Postby rpupkin » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:24 pm

swampman wrote:You're right that there's a low probability that they will google your prof. They're reading hundreds of these letters, they don't care who the professor is.

On the off-chance they find his work interesting and do google him, so what? What is the chain of inferences where they hold his drunk in public arrest against you?

Agree with this. You should use the prof as a recommender.

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Re: Help. Recommender with Recent Criminal Troubles.

Postby pizzaqueen » Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:57 pm

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Re: Help. Recommender with Recent Criminal Troubles.

Postby rpupkin » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:02 pm

pizzaqueen wrote:I agree with you both. As for the issue of him reflecting poorly on me - it could call into question the veracity of his statements or his general credibility. Also, wouldn't admissions officers be looking for any weaknesses in my application? Mreh.

I don't see the relationship between public drunkenness and general credibility. And, no, admissions officers are not straining to find weaknesses in applications. It's not an adversarial process.

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Re: Help. Recommender with Recent Criminal Troubles.

Postby swampman » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:14 pm

The only exception I can think of is if he went on some racist/homophobic rant while drunk. Doesn't sound like that's the case though.




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