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With thousands of students school-less after Hurricane Katrina sunk New Orleans, colleges throughout the country are throwing their admissions policies out the window and accepting many of the displaced kids on sight.
Stephanie Philis of Port Washington, New York, was supposed to be starting her senior year at Tulane but skipped her flight Sunday after hearing about Katrina.Oh no, NYU couldn't accept any of the Tulane kids. We're too elite. We're too goooood.
When the extent of the damage became clear, she contacted New York University, where she had taken summer classes, but was told it had no openings -- "no exceptions" is what she was told.
Columbia University's School of Continuing Education told her to come in with her college grades, SAT scores and a statement about why she wanted to attend Columbia. She wrote it Thursday morning and was accepted on the spot, she said.
We just got schooled by Columbia.
What the hell NYU? Why is my friend from Tulane going to BU and not NYU? Cause BU knows you help those in need. NYU seems to have forgotten a few things about helping others. There's no excuse for it.
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