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De-mystify admissions

Letter to the Editor | Friday, November 30, 2007

As the alumni schools representative for the Jackson, Mich. area, I was very pleased to read the viewpoint expressed by Andrew Nesi (“Mysterious admissions standards,” Nov. 29). Each year I find it more and more difficult to answer questions of parents whose qualified kids are not admitted to Notre Dame. Many of these people are friends and acquaintances which makes the chore all the more difficult. And yes, some are alums whose legacy children did not make it for reasons that cannot be explained. The admissions office has not been helpful to us in dealing with these situations. I think the recommendation of Nesi has merit and should be seriously considered.

Jack Fremeau


Class of 1971

Nov. 29