okay, so today i just hate the university system in this stupid fucking chimp-ass country. my sister and my husband both applied to the same graduate program in architecture.
my sister's stats: nominated for several awards for outstanding designs in the course of her 4-year undergraduate career. spends 60 hours a week minimum in studio. works her ass off and loves it. consistently impresses her employers in her summer internships. has a 2.9 gpa due to severe test anxiety (all a's in design courses) and got about the 60th percentil on the gre.
my husband's stats: has a BS in biology. dropped out of neuroscience grad school. tried to be a real estate appraiser and quit in 3 months. has never held a job for more than a year. not particularly creative. but, whoa mama, he has a 3.2 gpa and was in the 92-96 percentile on the gre.
they accepted my husband. will he make a good architect? who the fuck-all knows, but damn, he look good on paper. they rejected my sister.
fuck em. fuck em all. fuck em, they trash. i am very, very, very upset about this.
so i did something stupid. i wrote a letter to everyone on the admissions committee asking them to reconsider her application.
man, am i gonna regret that one in the morning, but it's already irrevocable, and for right now, i am still shaking with righteous indignation that these fools would rather stock their class with test-taking automatons than skilled, creative, hard-working future architects.