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Why Michelle Obama’s Thesis Adviser Rewrote Her Harvard Recommendation

March 9th, 2018
Michelle Obama

 

'Michelle Obama says an unimpressed professor's recommendation letter nearly jeopardized her acceptance into Harvard Law School, according to a Refinery29 interview published Thursday. However, her ability to overcome negativity while studying sociology at Princeton helped her succeed.

"When I went to my thesis advisor for a letter of recommendation for law school, he did the best thing he possibly could have done: He gave a brutally honest response," Obama said.

"You know, you're a good student," Obama said her advisor told her, "but are you the best I've seen? I'm not sure."'

 

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