"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

4.09.2008

black hawk down

So here's a question, entirely hypothetical, of course:

Say you had applied for admission to a fairly prestigious, highly competitive graduate program. And say you, like many other well/possibly-qualified candidates, were rejected for the program. Would you then have your mommy write a letter to the department demanding to know why you were rejected?

The helicopter parents have arrived in graduate school. My word.