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    Hello everyone!

    A student had a recommendation letter rescinded by a University of Michigan professor after he realized the student intended to study in Israel. Click here to view the Facebook post that contains the letter from John Cheney-Lippold to the student only addressed as “Abigail.” Cheney-Lippold is described as being on leave per the University of Michigan website and his bio indicates he “teaches and writes on the relationship between digital media, identity, and the concept of privacy.”

    We’re guessing the screen shot linked above would probably help Abigail secure admission to Israeli schools. The University of Michigan stated, “Injecting personal politics into a decision regarding support for our students is counter to our values and expectations as an institution.”

    What we want to know is what do you think of this professor’s actions?

    Best of luck with your applications!


    David Petersam
    AdmissionsConsultants, Inc.


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    So, so wonk

    I’d ask what kind of man has a hyphenated last name, but the answer is apparently an intolerant liberal nut job who refuses to write recommendations for someone looking to study in Israel.

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