MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Boston Globe: "Many colleges ignore SAT writing test." I find this very interesting because SATs were not my strong suit. I probably would never have been allowed to go to college if it was based on just my SAT scores. But apparently hundreds of universities, including several top schools, are ignoring or paying little heed to students' scores on the writing section of the SAT in admissions. I never had a writing section, just bubbles.View video here.
WILLIE GEIST: By the time I came around, we had writing.
BRZEZINSKI: Are you that much younger?
GEIST: Just kidding.
BRZEZINSKI: Thanks a lot, Willie!
In all seriousness, credit Mika for her self-deprecating candor. How many among us would bare this kind of detail?
Mika Brzezinski: henceforth and forevermore, "Bubbles."
Aside: Mika graduated from Williams, one of the most highly-selective colleges in the country. According to this college admissions website, only 18.8% of applicants are admitted, and even students toward the bottom of the student body average 670 on their SATs. So if, as Mika mentioned, she "probably would never have been allowed to go to college if it was based on just my SAT scores," how did she win admission to Williams?