My Swarthmore College years began with
Time Magazine saying I shouldn't have been admitted.

-- J. I. Nelson, Ph.D.
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"Thousands of youngsters could ask:  Why was I accepted or rejected?  
The decisions often seemed downright whimsical.  
At McLean (Va.) High School, David Stanley, 18, top boy in his  class, was turned down by Swarthmore,
which accepted Jerry Nelson, 16, whose grades were mediocre."
--TIME, 23 May 1960, p. 44.
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Time Magazine, 23 May 1960
 David Stanley and Jerry Nelson 31Oct2010

David and I met again 50 years later at our high school reunion.
We have both had long academic careers with many publications.
I never subscribed to Time.


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