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(Gawker)   Gawker issues a brutal takedown of the entitled, butthurt, college-rejected high schooler who got her open letter published by the Wall Street Journal   (gawker.com) divider line 50
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2013-04-03 11:49:13 AM  
26 votes:
Herbert A. Millington Chair - Search Committee
[CENSORED], Whitson University
College Hill, MA 34109

Dear Professor Millington,

Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.

This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.

Despite Whitson's outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.

Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.

Sincerely,

Chris L. Jensen
2013-04-03 11:06:09 AM  
16 votes:

ambassador_ahab:   This tells me there must have been something else defective about her application.


Its author.
2013-04-03 02:44:27 PM  
7 votes:
She tried nothing and now she's fresh out of ideas.

/I deal with kids like her almost every single day.
2013-04-03 03:32:08 PM  
3 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: Amusement: [s17.postimg.org image 304x175]


What high school career counselors won't tell you is this, you CAN get college credit.  College Level Examine Program offers over 33 examines to get college credit and it costs less than community (comedy) college.

http://clep.collegeboard.org/

While other students are trying to get into "their" college you've already got college credits.  The real stink is you can start taking CLEP examines when your 16 years old.

This sh*t is real and I CLEPed college humanities, Freshman English and other non-important stupid arse classes that cost thousands at the big "U".

English isn't that unimportant. You should have paid closer attention.





should of

I can't believe I have to point that out.
2013-04-03 03:30:07 PM  
3 votes:
I feel bad for people who are told to follow their dreams, then have stupid dreams that aren't worth following.
2013-04-03 03:11:45 PM  
3 votes:
FTFA:In fact, the one notorious aspect of college admissions that virtually no one ever praises openly-the preferential treatment given to legacy applicants who are admitted to schools because of familial connections-Suzy Lee Weiss doesn't touch in herWall Street Journal piece.


Perhaps her sister Bari Weiss, a former Wall Street Journal editorial features editor, talked her out of it.


Beautiful.  Someone buy the author a beer.
2013-04-03 12:23:48 PM  
3 votes:
C U Next Tuesday
2013-04-03 07:20:23 PM  
2 votes:
"You'd better wise up, Suzy WWWWeeeeeeeiiissssss"
24.media.tumblr.com
2013-04-03 06:41:38 PM  
2 votes:
i1121.photobucket.com
2013-04-03 04:52:15 PM  
2 votes:
'Be yourself' only works for people who aren't worthless.
2013-04-03 03:39:03 PM  
2 votes:
Dear whiney-ass biatch:

Please tell us who you are, not who you aren't and then maybe you won't come across as a whiney-ass biatch.

/feel free to move the hyphen one word to the right if it pleases you.
2013-04-03 03:27:55 PM  
2 votes:

Amusement: [s17.postimg.org image 304x175]


What high school career counselors won't tell you is this, you CAN get college credit.  College Level Examine Program offers over 33 examines to get college credit and it costs less than community (comedy) college.

http://clep.collegeboard.org/

While other students are trying to get into "their" college you've already got college credits.  The real stink is you can start taking CLEP examines when your 16 years old.

This sh*t is real and I CLEPed college humanities, Freshman English and other non-important stupid arse classes that cost thousands at the big "U".


English isn't that unimportant. You should have paid closer attention.
2013-04-03 03:24:22 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA: I bet if I'd had great SAT scores, they would have accepted me.

25.media.tumblr.com
2013-04-03 03:22:34 PM  
2 votes:
4.bp.blogspot.com
2013-04-03 03:15:06 PM  
2 votes:
Response to Gawker:

Dear Gawker,

You're Gawker.

In your face,
NV
2013-04-03 03:04:24 PM  
2 votes:
So they hired her as a writer then?
2013-04-03 03:03:38 PM  
2 votes:

NuttierThanEver: GAT_00: FloydA: ambassador_ahab:   This tells me there must have been something else defective about her application.

Its author.

Since the WSJ is on her side, I expect she acted like a privileged little biatch and demanded admittance.

Well she is white and some minorities were accepted before her so obviously this is the fault of the liberal east coast elitist mindset that prevails amongst our nations institutions of higher learning

/also biatch be tripping


I thought it was "biatch be getting truculent"
2013-04-03 01:58:54 PM  
2 votes:
I didn't get into the graduate program I wanted because I didn't have enough research experience.

Which we all know is code for, "He doesn't have any interesting ancestors."

Clearly.
2013-04-03 11:15:54 AM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: I expect she acted like a privileged little biatch and demanded admittance.


She should have tried the "I kind of suck and you probably shouldn't admit me, but just in case..."

A friend did that and he got into Stanford, and now he works for Google.
2013-04-04 12:58:04 AM  
1 votes:
I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and godlike trombone playing, I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty Minute Brownies in twenty minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love, and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello, I was scouted by the Mets. I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire. I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail. I have been caller number nine and won the weekend passes. Last summer I toured New Jersey with a traveling centrifugal-force demonstration. I bat .400. My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I know the exact location of every food item in the supermarket. I have performed covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.

I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four-course meals using only a Mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prizewinning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open-heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis.

But I have not yet gone to college.
2013-04-03 08:44:19 PM  
1 votes:

Half Right: I don't get all the hate and outrage about this letter. I thought it was funny. If anything the Gawker response author seems to be the bitter, angry, self-important one.


Maybe you have Aspergers?
2013-04-03 06:41:39 PM  
1 votes:

thetubameister: But writing that letter was stupid brilliant.


Kid's sister worked for WSJ. Kid's parents' house was featured in WSJ. Kid's "open letter" gets published in WSJ. If she swallows, she'll be the next Mrs. Rupert Murdoch before she turns 21. Or at least his latest mistress. Either way, she'll get her dream job and won't have to do anything except be herself.
2013-04-03 05:42:03 PM  
1 votes:
As someone who overachieved in high school and college despite humble origins, this girl's attitude is sad to me. What did she think was going to happen?

Someone else here was right- too many participation trophies.
2013-04-03 05:21:41 PM  
1 votes:
"Be yourself" is good advice for most people.

However, for some people, the best advice may be to try being someone else.
2013-04-03 04:24:20 PM  
1 votes:
Flawless whine.

Mediocrity
2013-04-03 04:19:51 PM  
1 votes:
joediliberto.files.wordpress.com
2013-04-03 04:04:27 PM  
1 votes:

error 303: At this rate, she probably won't even get into Vassar.


I've had just about enough of your Vassar bashing, Missy!

Was trying to remember that quote during the other thread, thanks.
2013-04-03 03:57:11 PM  
1 votes:

GiantRex: I went to engineering school, where being able to write a coherent essay of any sort is usually good enough to get you admitted.


Engineer here, am agree for that.
2013-04-03 03:57:05 PM  
1 votes:
FTA: If you worked two full-time jobs all the way through high school and one of them was "being yourself" and the other was "trying your best," you actually worked zero full-time jobs.

I LOL'd.  I want to buy her a drink for giving me a new favorite quote for the snowflakes.
2013-04-03 03:54:47 PM  
1 votes:
I'm not sure what people expect to get as a result of whining about not getting unimportant stuff that other people have. I mean, not getting food or housing is a big deal worth whining over.

But not getting into your preferred college isn't Killing Fields-level oppression. It's not even "harassed by your HOA"-level oppression. It's more like "Dammit, they can't get me the Mercedes in silver so I had to settle for gray" oppression. One-percenter problems.
2013-04-03 03:41:03 PM  
1 votes:
At this rate, she probably won't even get into Vassar.
2013-04-03 03:35:02 PM  
1 votes:

jvl: So I finally read the piece by the kid in the Journal.

That was funny, not whiny. It was almost Fark-good.


That was the whiniest complaint that ever whined.
2013-04-03 03:31:19 PM  
1 votes:

Mike Chewbacca: Amusement: [s17.postimg.org image 304x175]


What high school career counselors won't tell you is this, you CAN get college credit.  College Level Examine Program offers over 33 examines to get college credit and it costs less than community (comedy) college.

http://clep.collegeboard.org/

While other students are trying to get into "their" college you've already got college credits.  The real stink is you can start taking CLEP examines when your 16 years old.

This sh*t is real and I CLEPed college humanities, Freshman English and other non-important stupid arse classes that cost thousands at the big "U".

English isn't that unimportant. You should have paid closer attention.


You sound like someone who has a liberal arts degree.
2013-04-03 03:30:31 PM  
1 votes:
My wife is an admissions counselor for a very good school which I will refrain from naming.

The stories she comes home with are nothing short of comedy gold.

Insane parents making threats when their kids with 100 SAT scores don't get in, kids admitting their parents wrote their application essays, a kid who listed smoking weed as an after school activity,  and my all time favorite "Does your university do hair?" (the girl thought all universities had beauty schools)
2013-04-03 03:22:00 PM  
1 votes:

SuperNinjaToad: I see a future Republican candidate for Presidency in this youngin.

whiny, envious, entitled, anti charity, anti minorities, anti gay and self serving.


Since she's Jewish, you're spot on in your assessment(s) except for one major part...she'll run as a far left Democrat.
2013-04-03 03:21:58 PM  
1 votes:
Cry moar noob, your tears are delicious.
2013-04-03 03:19:27 PM  
1 votes:

Cluckity: Maybe she could get a job trolling Fark.

This country needs more pageviews if the economy is ever gonna recover.


FTFM. Forgive my typos. I never had the opportunity to go to the college of my dreams.
2013-04-03 03:18:56 PM  
1 votes:
I just read the gal's original article.  Its clearly intentionally self-effacing and humorous.   And just look at all these people she successfully trolled.  Plus, she got published. Well done.
2013-04-03 03:17:32 PM  
1 votes:
What do you expect from the Whiner Street Journal?  I'm surprised they didn't make her put in a line that "and corporate taxes are too high".
2013-04-03 03:15:37 PM  
1 votes:

mrlewish: Interesting how we rate ourselves on what job we do or what school we went to.

All concerned sides are full of whiny self entitles biatches.

To treat you like a human being I don't have to give a damn what school you went to, or what fancy job titles you have, or who you are or who you know.


Fourth Tier Public College typing detected.
2013-04-03 03:13:25 PM  
1 votes:
I see a future Republican candidate for Presidency in this youngin.

whiny, envious, entitled, anti charity, anti minorities, anti gay and self serving.
2013-04-03 03:11:33 PM  
1 votes:
The WSJ article reads more like what a WSJ writer believes modern college admissions are composed of, and how they think "kids today" would respond to it.

"Strawman farking straw chicken," I believe it's called.
2013-04-03 03:11:07 PM  
1 votes:
You're a white girl from a privileged background. You didn't have outstanding grades, test scores, didn't have accomplishments in extra-curricular activities or elsewhere outside of school.

And now you didn't get into your first choice dream college. Probably got right into all kinds of good schools, but not the elite college of your dreams.
Clearly, the blame must be placed on affirmative action, and anyone who values diversity. Minorities, gays, etc...  too bad you aren't any of those things. I'm sure your attitude and work ethic would have carried you much further if you had those "advantages", you know, they just give those people things for nothing.

And of course it gets published in the WSJ. Reads like pretty much every other argument against affirmative action or diversity considerations. Scalia will probably cite it in his opinion on  Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action. Hoping it will be in the dissent... but probably won't be.
2013-04-03 03:09:21 PM  
1 votes:
My gpa was so bad in HS the college advisor laughed her ass off when I asked what my options were. I did pretty well on my SATs but to this day I imagine someone with the same name as I died during the admission process and they accidentally accepted me.
2013-04-03 03:04:20 PM  
1 votes:
Colleges tell you, "Just be yourself." That is great advice, as long as yourself has nine extracurriculars, six leadership positions, three varsity sports, killer SAT scores and two moms. Then by all means, be yourself!

If she had left that part out, Gawker would have left her alone.
2013-04-03 02:36:56 PM  
1 votes:
Oh goddammit. Shut the f*ck up.
2013-04-03 02:01:55 PM  
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Herbert A. Millington Chair - Search Committee
[CENSORED], Whitson University
College Hill, MA 34109

Dear Professor Millington,

Thank you for your letter of March 16. After careful consideration, I regret to inform you that I am unable to accept your refusal to offer me an assistant professor position in your department.

This year I have been particularly fortunate in receiving an unusually large number of rejection letters. With such a varied and promising field of candidates, it is impossible for me to accept all refusals.

Despite Whitson's outstanding qualifications and previous experience in rejecting applicants, I find that your rejection does not meet my needs at this time. Therefore, I will assume the position of assistant professor in your department this August. I look forward to seeing you then.

Best of luck in rejecting future applicants.

Sincerely,

Chris L. Jensen


I'm going to adapt this for my next job rejection
2013-04-03 02:00:32 PM  
1 votes:
I went to engineering school, where being able to write a coherent essay of any sort is usually good enough to get you admitted.
2013-04-03 12:02:59 PM  
1 votes:
Woman applies for college
College rejects woman
Woman biatches about being rejected
Everyone sits and points and laughs

This seems like an old story by now
2013-04-03 11:27:52 AM  
1 votes:

GAT_00: FloydA: ambassador_ahab:   This tells me there must have been something else defective about her application.

Its author.

Since the WSJ is on her side, I expect she acted like a privileged little biatch and demanded admittance.


Well she is white and some minorities were accepted before her so obviously this is the fault of the liberal east coast elitist mindset that prevails amongst our nations institutions of higher learning

/also biatch be tripping
 
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