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Title: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: UFBoldAsLove on January 28, 2008, 04:27:24 PM
Lol. Did anyone just get an email from Michigan that starts "Dear [First Name]"?


I feel special.  :D


EDIT: Michigan/Zearfoss is great. This is in jest.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: TallisUmbras on January 28, 2008, 04:34:50 PM
LOL! You know my rejection letter is going to come the same way. I would be rolling...
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: pikey on January 28, 2008, 05:25:57 PM
I got a rejection email from a firm that started like that.   :P
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 28, 2008, 05:34:07 PM
Funny how they expect perfection from applicants.  :(

::bitter::
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: pikey on January 28, 2008, 05:37:38 PM
Funny how they expect perfection from applicants.  :(

::bitter::

That's how I felt about the firm.  Though to be fair, they're sending stuff to a lot more people then you are...
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 28, 2008, 05:42:10 PM
Funny how they expect perfection from applicants.  :(

::bitter::

That's how I felt about the firm.  Though to be fair, they're sending stuff to a lot more people then you are...
To be "fair", they charge applicants $75 dollars a piece to process their paperwork. Part of my job is doing mass mailings. It's not that hard to copycheck a merge before mailing it out.

This isn't a real argument, I am just bitter. This is the lady who laughed at and tossed out a personalized greeting card from an interested applicant. The least she could do is make sure that her organization gets the freaking letterhead right.  >:(
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: neverborn on January 28, 2008, 05:45:15 PM
stop complaining about your damn card
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: MHLM on January 28, 2008, 05:47:13 PM
LOL. So, to those that received it, what is the e-mail about? I'm guessing it was addressed to admits only.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Ben Matlock on January 28, 2008, 06:13:00 PM
I got an email today (the "don't want to ruin the surprise" one) and it was addressed with my last name.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 28, 2008, 06:15:22 PM
You know it's Zearfoss, right?  Not -fross?  :D 
I can't decide if that's a joke that everyone but me gets or a freudian error. 
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Ben Matlock on January 28, 2008, 06:19:16 PM
Not a Fruedian error. It's just a lot more natural to say "Zearfross" (as natural as such a name could be."
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Ilovecheese on January 28, 2008, 06:22:16 PM
Funny how they expect perfection from applicants.  :(

::bitter::

That's how I felt about the firm.  Though to be fair, they're sending stuff to a lot more people then you are...
To be "fair", they charge applicants $75 dollars a piece to process their paperwork. Part of my job is doing mass mailings. It's not that hard to copycheck a merge before mailing it out.

This isn't a real argument, I am just bitter. This is the lady who laughed at and tossed out a personalized greeting card from an interested applicant. The least she could do is make sure that her organization gets the freaking letterhead right.  >:(

Did that really happen? I heard some people mentioning it on LSd, but never thought it true.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 28, 2008, 06:23:03 PM
Funny how they expect perfection from applicants.  :(

::bitter::

That's how I felt about the firm.  Though to be fair, they're sending stuff to a lot more people then you are...
To be "fair", they charge applicants $75 dollars a piece to process their paperwork. Part of my job is doing mass mailings. It's not that hard to copycheck a merge before mailing it out.

This isn't a real argument, I am just bitter. This is the lady who laughed at and tossed out a personalized greeting card from an interested applicant. The least she could do is make sure that her organization gets the freaking letterhead right.  >:(

Did that really happen? I heard some people mentioning it on LSd, but never thought it true.
There is a video of her admitting to this on youtube somewhere. I saw it a few months ago/
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Susan B. Anthony on January 28, 2008, 06:24:13 PM
Dude, if I was a Dean of Admissions and applicants were sending me GREETING CARDS, I'd laugh and toss them too.

That a. is stupid b. is cheesy c. crosses a line.

I mean, really.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 28, 2008, 06:25:44 PM
Dude, if I was a Dean of Admissions and applicants were sending me GREETING CARDS, I'd laugh and toss them too.

That a. is stupid b. is cheesy c. crosses a line.

I mean, really.

fer serious.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: MHLM on January 28, 2008, 06:28:14 PM
Dude, if I was a Dean of Admissions and applicants were sending me GREETING CARDS, I'd laugh and toss them too.

That a. is stupid b. is cheesy c. crosses a line.

I mean, really.

Yea, gotta agree on that. If I knew the Dean of Admissions at my first choice law school was admitting people off the waitlist because of a stupid Hallmark card, I'd be pretty peeved. Oh yea, and then I'd send her a Hallmark card...or maybe a singing telegram....
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Bouzie on January 28, 2008, 06:31:54 PM
No, no rolling heads.

But it's still delightful.  I mean, Michigan does everything so effing right all the time, and all the cool kids go there, and it's always so nice, and its hair always looks perfect and everything....

Wait, are we talking specifically about Jolie now?  Cuz if we are, I agree.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: awesomepossum on January 28, 2008, 06:35:18 PM
I guess it makes sense that the UM kool-aid is counterbalanced by some equal and opposite hate by the thirsty.

Go Blue!
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 28, 2008, 06:49:15 PM
No, no rolling heads.

But it's still delightful.  I mean, Michigan does everything so effing right all the time, and all the cool kids go there, and it's always so nice, and its hair always looks perfect and everything....

Not ALL the cool kids.  Plus you and P and Cady = just about perfect. 
Who's looking for Eden in law school, anyway? 

(and thanks Bouzie!  I just know my target audience. ;)) 
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: UFBoldAsLove on January 28, 2008, 07:13:50 PM
For the record.... I did NOT mean anything against Michigan. Mich is amazing, and Zearfoss does way above and beyond the typical Dean... I just thought it was funny.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 28, 2008, 07:19:02 PM
For the record.... I did NOT mean anything against Michigan. Mich is amazing, and Zearfoss does way above and beyond the typical Dean... I just thought it was funny.

Nah, it IS funny. 

I also think it's funny how quickly all the Mich students flock to any thread relating in any way to our school.  See, we have these microchips that act like homing devices...
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Ilovecheese on January 28, 2008, 07:20:28 PM
For the record.... I did NOT mean anything against Michigan. Mich is amazing, and Zearfoss does way above and beyond the typical Dean... I just thought it was funny.

Nah, it IS funny. 

I also think it's funny how quickly all the Mich students flock to any thread relating in any way to our school.  See, we have these microchips that act like honing devices...

That's why UMichis so awesome; it has great school spirit.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: pikey on January 28, 2008, 07:23:03 PM
WE GOT SPIRIT! YES WE DO! WE GOT SPIRIT! HOW BOUT YOU?

::points::

 :D
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 28, 2008, 07:35:49 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6695300090603660625&q=michigan+admissions+law&total=2&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: awesomepossum on January 28, 2008, 07:37:35 PM
yeah stuff happens.   I had to trek all the way to the post office to get something from UMich once because they had put on insufficient postage.

C'est la vie.  On my thank you letter to my NU interviewer I wrote "Dear Ms.       ," because I meant to put the name in later after I had looked it up.

Stuff happens.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: edaze on January 28, 2008, 08:08:44 PM
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To be "fair", they charge applicants $75 dollars a piece to process their paperwork. Part of my job is doing mass mailings. It's not that hard to copycheck a merge before mailing it out.

This isn't a real argument, I am just bitter. This is the lady who laughed at and tossed out a personalized greeting card from an interested applicant. The least she could do is make sure that her organization gets the freaking letterhead right. 

You wouldn't be bitter if you were admitted.  ::)

Not trying to be mean. I'm just stating the facts. Get of your soap-box and give mich a break. Odds are you really don't care about the mail-merge, but just really want an excuse to shout at them ever since you received the small envelope.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: awesomepossum on January 28, 2008, 08:11:35 PM
I love how rossum always comes out swinging.   ;D
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 28, 2008, 08:15:14 PM
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To be "fair", they charge applicants $75 dollars a piece to process their paperwork. Part of my job is doing mass mailings. It's not that hard to copycheck a merge before mailing it out.

This isn't a real argument, I am just bitter. This is the lady who laughed at and tossed out a personalized greeting card from an interested applicant. The least she could do is make sure that her organization gets the freaking letterhead right. 

You wouldn't be bitter if you were admitted.  ::)

Not trying to be mean. I'm just stating the facts. Get of your soap-box and give mich a break. Odds are you really don't care about the mail-merge, but just really want an excuse to shout at them ever since you received the small envelope.
...Which is exactly why I said "I'm just bitter and this isn't a real argument"... twice.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: edaze on January 28, 2008, 08:16:55 PM
Quote
To be "fair", they charge applicants $75 dollars a piece to process their paperwork. Part of my job is doing mass mailings. It's not that hard to copycheck a merge before mailing it out.

This isn't a real argument, I am just bitter. This is the lady who laughed at and tossed out a personalized greeting card from an interested applicant. The least she could do is make sure that her organization gets the freaking letterhead right. 

You wouldn't be bitter if you were admitted.  ::)

Not trying to be mean. I'm just stating the facts. Get of your soap-box and give mich a break. Odds are you really don't care about the mail-merge, but just really want an excuse to shout at them ever since you received the small envelope.
...Which is exactly why I said "I'm just bitter and this isn't a real argument"... twice.

Which is exactly why I said you wouldn't be bitter if you were admitted.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 28, 2008, 08:17:55 PM
Quote
To be "fair", they charge applicants $75 dollars a piece to process their paperwork. Part of my job is doing mass mailings. It's not that hard to copycheck a merge before mailing it out.

This isn't a real argument, I am just bitter. This is the lady who laughed at and tossed out a personalized greeting card from an interested applicant. The least she could do is make sure that her organization gets the freaking letterhead right. 

You wouldn't be bitter if you were admitted.  ::)

Not trying to be mean. I'm just stating the facts. Get of your soap-box and give mich a break. Odds are you really don't care about the mail-merge, but just really want an excuse to shout at them ever since you received the small envelope.
...Which is exactly why I said "I'm just bitter and this isn't a real argument"... twice.

Which is exactly why I said you wouldn't be bitter if you were admitted.
Um... Duh. That's why I am bitter.

Edit:
To Recap:

Bearly: I am bitter. I didn't get into Mich, but they make silly mistakes too! >:(
Rossum: You are just bitter because you didn't get into Mich.
Bearly: Uh... yeah. That's what I said.
Rossum: Yeah, that's why I said you wouldn't be bitter if you were admitted.
Bearly: Duh... that's why I am bitter.

Edit 2: Damn I am bitter. I would have really liked to go to Michigan.  :'(
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: awesomepossum on January 28, 2008, 08:21:55 PM
ok....we're all in agreement.  GROUP HUG!
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: edaze on January 28, 2008, 08:22:17 PM
Okay, just making it clear.

Move long, everyone. Nothing to see here.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: RedNinja on January 28, 2008, 11:43:06 PM
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6695300090603660625&q=michigan+admissions+law&total=2&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

Dude, THAT was the video? What a disappointment - Dean Zearfoss didn't tear up a holiday card at all. It was just a joke by the guy hosting the program. Wow.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: michigander on January 29, 2008, 08:23:28 AM
Dear ___

It has been brought to our attention that you have not, in fact, changed your name to [First Name], which was how we addressed you in the last email. Our records must have been flawed.  We'll get that fixed.  We still hope you'll take our call/email on ____ so we can continue demonstrating that special personal Michigan Law touch.

yours in humility,


{Title} {First Name} {Last Name}

Sarah C. Zearfoss


Sarah Zearfoss is so cool ;D
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: joyce615 on January 29, 2008, 08:28:11 AM
Cute. Very cute. I laughed when I got the email.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Bungalow on January 29, 2008, 08:37:48 AM
I definitely want to meet The Z. She's hilarious.
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Post by: tradewinds on January 29, 2008, 08:37:55 AM
Haha. I didn't even notice it until the second email, which I think is a brilliant save on Michigan's part.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: BearlyLegal on January 29, 2008, 08:42:31 AM
Dear ___

It has been brought to our attention that you have not, in fact, changed your name to [First Name], which was how we addressed you in the last email. Our records must have been flawed.  We'll get that fixed.  We still hope you'll take our call/email on ____ so we can continue demonstrating that special personal Michigan Law touch.

yours in humility,


{Title} {First Name} {Last Name}

Sarah C. Zearfoss


Sarah Zearfoss is so cool ;D

LOL... this is awesome. :)
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: oscist on January 29, 2008, 08:56:24 AM
Why do you say it was just a joke by the guy hosting the program?  I'm not sure I really interpreted that as a joke. 
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Post by: pikey on January 29, 2008, 09:03:25 AM
I definitely want to meet The Z. She's hilarious.

She's the same in person.  Dean Z is awesome!
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Ilovecheese on January 29, 2008, 09:05:13 AM
Does she talk to admitted students during the ASW?
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Signal on January 29, 2008, 09:12:07 AM
That second email is fabulous. I think it makes them look really good that they can laugh at themselves.
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Post by: aporia on January 29, 2008, 09:16:36 AM
I definitely want to meet The Z. She's hilarious.

She's the same in person.  Dean Z is awesome!

Agreed.  I met her at a recruiting event in October, and she is very cool in person.  Send me all the error-ridden messages you want, Dean Z, you can do no wrong.
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on January 29, 2008, 09:17:09 AM
Does she talk to admitted students during the ASW?

I can't imagine that someone as cool as she seems would not.
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Post by: Ilovecheese on January 29, 2008, 09:19:53 AM
Does she talk to admitted students during the ASW?

I can't imagine that someone as cool as she seems would not.

That alone is a reason of itself to want to be admitted to UMich.

I Want in Dean Zeafoss; I make kick ass omelettes and french toast.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: UFBoldAsLove on January 29, 2008, 09:28:49 AM
Dear ___

It has been brought to our attention that you have not, in fact, changed your name to [First Name], which was how we addressed you in the last email. Our records must have been flawed.  We'll get that fixed.  We still hope you'll take our call/email on ____ so we can continue demonstrating that special personal Michigan Law touch.

yours in humility,


{Title} {First Name} {Last Name}

Sarah C. Zearfoss


Sarah Zearfoss is so cool ;D

LOL... this is awesome. :)


Ack! I didn't get the 2nd email! Michigan, don't hate me now!  :-[ I love you!
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 29, 2008, 09:35:52 AM
Not only is Dean Z all over ASW... 

The whole office really is that personal and wonderful.  I will never forget the first time that I ran into Dean Z after matriculating.  Mind you, I'd met her once (granted, for an extended one-on-one meeting, but still only once) the previous spring.  That was it.  She passed me in Hutchins on her way to a meeting, stopped, called me by name, and asked about something specific that I had been involved with.  Considering the number of admits... that's pretty remarkable. 
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Tetris on January 29, 2008, 09:42:52 AM
I thought this was a mess-up on their part. Glad to see it happened to everyone.

I will say that the Michigan admissions office has been the friendliest of any.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: VirusNY on January 29, 2008, 09:45:36 AM
Michigan rules! I'm back to trolling for them :)
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Post by: areopagite on January 29, 2008, 10:11:01 AM
This was great :).  I was a little confused at first since I never recieved any correspondence with the [First Name] goof, so it took a little while for me to figure out what was going on.  Props to Dean Z and crew for the solid recovery, though.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: RedNinja on January 29, 2008, 01:12:25 PM
*waves at Michigan AdComm*

Hi Dean Zearfoss! We think you're the coolest!
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: flyaway on January 29, 2008, 01:36:32 PM
Dear ___

It has been brought to our attention that you have not, in fact, changed your name to [First Name], which was how we addressed you in the last email. Our records must have been flawed.  We'll get that fixed.  We still hope you'll take our call/email on ____ so we can continue demonstrating that special personal Michigan Law touch.

yours in humility,


{Title} {First Name} {Last Name}

Sarah C. Zearfoss


Sarah Zearfoss is so cool ;D


Someone reads LSD  ;)

Someone does not read LSD but may have many volunteer minions who do.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Tetris on January 29, 2008, 02:24:15 PM
What makes you guys think that someone at Michigan must be reading LSD?
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Post by: Ender Wiggin on January 29, 2008, 03:15:11 PM
I think the assumption was made that because the mistake was being talked about here, and then the mistake was rectified, it must have been because LSD made Dean Z. realize her mistake.  I don't think that's a very safe assumption.  Like flyaway said, she has plenty of people who can clue her in to what's going on here (if that would have even been necessary).
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: neverborn on January 29, 2008, 04:08:38 PM
^^ that would make a great lsat question
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Jolie Was Here on January 29, 2008, 05:09:17 PM
Okay flyaway.  Do you want to explain, or should I?
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: flyaway on January 29, 2008, 05:22:29 PM
Okay flyaway.  Do you want to explain, or should I?

Well, there's not anyone in the admissions office regularly reading LSD, though there was at one time.  However, there are five million Michigan students on here, many of whom are Admissions Volunteers and who may bring anything noteworthy to the attention of the Admissions staff.  That is not to say that I know of anyone having done that in this case.  I think it's entirely likely that they noticed the mistake on their own.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: UFBoldAsLove on January 29, 2008, 05:41:17 PM
Okay flyaway.  Do you want to explain, or should I?

Well, there's not anyone in the admissions office regularly reading LSD, though there was at one time.  However, there are five million Michigan students on here, many of whom are Admissions Volunteers and who may bring anything noteworthy to the attention of the Admissions staff.  That is not to say that I know of anyone having done that in this case.  I think it's entirely likely that they noticed the mistake on their own.

Then why didn't I get the 2nd email?  :(
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: PollyMaggoo on January 29, 2008, 06:36:35 PM
Okay flyaway.  Do you want to explain, or should I?

Well, there's not anyone in the admissions office regularly reading LSD, though there was at one time.  However, there are five million Michigan students on here, many of whom are Admissions Volunteers and who may bring anything noteworthy to the attention of the Admissions staff.  That is not to say that I know of anyone having done that in this case.  I think it's entirely likely that they noticed the mistake on their own.

Then why didn't I get the 2nd email?  :(

It will come soon, and go something like this:

Dear UFBoldAsLove,

 :o
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: UFBoldAsLove on January 29, 2008, 06:52:34 PM
Okay flyaway.  Do you want to explain, or should I?

Well, there's not anyone in the admissions office regularly reading LSD, though there was at one time.  However, there are five million Michigan students on here, many of whom are Admissions Volunteers and who may bring anything noteworthy to the attention of the Admissions staff.  That is not to say that I know of anyone having done that in this case.  I think it's entirely likely that they noticed the mistake on their own.

Then why didn't I get the 2nd email?  :(

It will come soon, and go something like this:

Dear UFBoldAsLove,

 :o


Eep! :(
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: TallisUmbras on January 29, 2008, 08:54:39 PM
LOL!
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Ben Matlock on January 30, 2008, 08:42:01 AM
FNEM!!!! W00t.

You'd have thought they wouldn't do it again! At least they had my phone number right, and not [PhoneNumber].
I posted this on TLS too - it reminded me of this XKCD comic:
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exploits_of_a_mom.png)
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: upgrade on January 30, 2008, 12:22:47 PM
FNEM!!!! W00t.

You'd have thought they wouldn't do it again! At least they had my phone number right, and not [PhoneNumber].
I posted this on TLS too - it reminded me of this XKCD comic:
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/exploits_of_a_mom.png)

That is one of my favoritist XKCD comics. 

That is pretty amusing and actually quite familiar. =)
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: JeNeSaisLaw on January 30, 2008, 12:27:31 PM
Hahahaha I love it. Great comic.
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Pearl on January 30, 2008, 06:52:33 PM
Lol, someone needs to send Dean Z a link to this thread
Title: Re: Zearfross is slipping....
Post by: Rhymenoceros on January 31, 2008, 06:12:49 AM
Lol, someone needs to send Dean Z a link to this thread

I talked to her about it on the phone.