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Pas de chance!
Been an interesting week.  I got a letter earlier on in the week saying that I did not get into the University of Arizona, my first choice for grad school.  I quickly e-mailed the prof I wanted to work with, and he said he never even saw my application because it was considered incomplete because it only had one of the three letters of recommendation it was supposed to. 

Perturbed, since I asked THREE profs at UNR to each write one, I e-mailed the two that did not (one being my department chair!!) and voila!  they never sent them in.  I guess I should have been more on top of them.  Don't get me wrong, I like Reno and the people I have met here--in fact, I love them all--but the U of A has top-notch mineralogical facilities, as well as a top-notch mineralogical team.  It would have hurt like hell to leave, but I still feel bad about not getting to go.  I'm not so much mad as I am disappointed.  I find it hard to hold a grudge in this case (I'm not sure why, but it's cool with me!)

This dialog from Behind Enemy Lines seems appropriate:

"Still have your boots?"
"Yeah.  They were tied on."
"Then you've got it made!"

No matter what, life is beautiful!

Current Mood: disappointed disappointed
Current Music: Interpol "Evil"

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teric From: teric Date: March 7th, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
ACK! So you were rejected on a technicality? I would seriously try to fix the technicality and try again. If you are otherwise qualified, why not go?
desertwolf235 From: desertwolf235 Date: March 9th, 2008 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, unfortunately admissions closed right after i got the letter, so I can't try again until the fall. The prof I know down there said to just get my masters and then go to the U of A for my Ph.D. I guess it's just not meant to be, and this way I get to spend more time with my friends here.
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