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Penn Names Eric Furda Dean of Admissions

ilovebagelsilovebagels 3433 replies66 postsRegistered User Senior Member
edited December 2011 in University of Pennsylvania
edited December 2011
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  • legendofmaxlegendofmax 4528 replies209 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    oshiiiiiiiiiiiii
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  • broetchenbroetchen 1077 replies53 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    wonder what this will mean for legacy chances?
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  • krazykoolkrazykool 216 replies28 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    they can't stop giving legacy preference, that's how they make money. harvard manages to put together a talented class but still gives legacy preference.
    I'm a legacy who will be applying in a few years to wharton, so I should cross my fingers
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  • broetchenbroetchen 1077 replies53 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    No they won't abandon legacy entirely, but Penn weighs legacy quite a bit more than other schools do, particularly (and some say only) in ED. They also have a very generous definition of "legacy", as opposed to other schools. Sure hope that doesn't change, but reading between the lines, it looks like international and minority applicants may be getting a further leg up with Stetson's replacement. Time will tell.
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  • feikuaifeikuai 147 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    Will Furda take over starting with the class of 2013 or will he begin right away with the RD applicants for 2012?
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  • parametricparametric 23 replies0 postsRegistered User New Member
    feikuai:

    Furda, a 1987 Penn graduate, will assume his position as dean on July 1, 2008.
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  • feikuaifeikuai 147 replies2 postsRegistered User Junior Member
    ahh thank you parametric

    i suppose i fail at reading
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  • 45 Percenter45 Percenter 4187 replies93 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Two Erics--Kaplan and Furda--in a row? Sounds pretty suspicious to me.
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  • chocomanchocoman 2246 replies47 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Even worse, Stetson, Kaplan and Furda all have middle names that start with a J.

    My middle name is Joseph; therefore, I will be Dean of Admissions one day.
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  • ilovebagelsilovebagels 3433 replies66 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    I don't get why people credit deans of admission with lowered acceptance rates. It seems that's more owing to administrative decisions by the university to make itself more awesome.

    Stetson certainly contributed with his brilliant ED coup that was (and is) a boon to Penn, but I don't know if this Furda guy actually can take credit for any improvement at Columbia.
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  • kyledavid80kyledavid80 8053 replies40 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Cool.

    (Er, and this is a featured discussion...?)
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  • AznN3rdAznN3rd 1223 replies69 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    Maybe Asians of c/o 09 will have a better shot at admissions now :(
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  • quag_mirequag_mire 814 replies37 postsRegistered User Member
    the artice said that during Furda's regime, international recruitment went up, lets hope that that helps the chances of us internationals, especially those not applying for aid :D
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  • AmericanskiAmericanski 682 replies1 postsRegistered User Member
    I don't get why people credit deans of admission with lowered acceptance rates. It seems that's more owing to administrative decisions by the university to make itself more awesome.

    It's also foolish to overlook NYC's massive recovery during the same period of time, which has made it a much more attractive place to go to school. The city's crime rate has fallen by probably around 50% since he took over.
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  • quaker10quaker10 312 replies3 postsRegistered User Member
    Oh good. Hopefully he can use his talents to improve Philly's crime problems!
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  • 45 Percenter45 Percenter 4187 replies93 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    That's why we have a brand-new reform-minded pull-no-punches mayor and police commissioner. :)
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  • ilovebagelsilovebagels 3433 replies66 postsRegistered User Senior Member
    STOP! AND! FRISK!

    I feel better knowing the man in City Hall isn't a gleefully race-baiting, secretive, corrupt, and clueless twit.
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  • ZesterZester 600 replies49 postsRegistered User Member
    Err, should we be scared or happy x.x
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  • MGMT_FanMGMT_Fan 136 replies13 posts- Junior Member
    Err, should we be scared or happy x.x
    We should be mad. FURDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111111








    You better not mess-up next year (Class of 2014)
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  • DerickDerick 1 replies1 postsRegistered User New Member
    YEAH i got rejected, just rejected. Thank you, Furda, for providing me a chance to use the rest of my life to prove that you were wrong, that you were totally blind. Thank you.
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