The University of Virginia story

My daughter had decided years ago she wanted to go to the University of Pennsylvania. Then this fall she started looking into the University of Virginia. The more she read about it, the more she thought it was a good match.

I just got a call from her yesterday from Washington, D.C., where she’s spending her spring break. She got an opportunity to tour the campus. She even ate dinner in the dining hall with the students. She’s sold.

This is ironic, because if that college hadn’t made an uncommon error, she wouldn’t exist.

My husband had applied to UVA, Columbia and CU Boulder for graduate school. Columbia sent him a rejection letter; UVA sent him a  rejection letter; and CU said come on over.

It was the environmental movement in Boulder that ended him up as a protester in Hawaii where I was sent as a reporter.

Shortly after he began his master’s degree at CU, he received a second letter from UVA wondering why he never responded to his acceptance letter.

Thank goodness.



One Response to “The University of Virginia story”

  1. Will Says:

    I bet she will tell them that story and they will laugh.

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