As I continue to count down the days until the admissions and rejections letters are received, I see that Columbia figures prominently in a Wall Street Journal article about some famous people who were rejected by their first choice colleges or grad schools.
Richest American Warren Buffett didn't get into Harvard Business School, but he was admitted to Columbia's B-School and prospered because of the lessons he learned from two unique professors there.
Current Columbia President Lee Bollinger was rejected by Harvard as an undergrad, but ended up at the University of Oregon on a scholarship. He later graduated Columbia Law School and the rest is history.
Doctor Harold Varmus was rejected TWICE by Harvard Medical School. He came to Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons instead and won the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer. He is now the president of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York.
I think every kid applying to a top tier school this year should read the article to get some important perspective on this whole process.
New Videos of Speedster Garrett
Incoming freshman running back Marcorus Garrett, (number 25), looks mighty fast in a number of the clips in this new highlight video of one game from last season on YouTube.
He looks good in this video too.
And you can see most of the 2009 season highlights by looking to the right and clicking on all the Pope High School links... just be prepared to be amazed by a lot of what you'll see.