Take a look at this Wall Street Journal article posted on msn.com about college rejections that had surprising outcomes.
This article was emailed to me by a parent. Here is what she wrote:
I thought you might be interested in this msn.com article. While it’s not particularly scholarly, I loved Columbia University President Lee Bollinger’s comment on page 2:
To “allow other people’s assessment of you to determine your own self-assessment is a very big mistake,” says Bollinger, a First Amendment author and scholar. “The question really is, who at the end of the day is going to make the determination about what your talents are and what your interests are? That has to be you.”
We tell Jay the same thing all the time.