Campus beat: U prof calls for an end to a frenzy of letters

  • Article by: Maura Lerner , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 5, 2014 - 8:02 PM

As an English professor, Julie Schumacher has received more than 1,600 letters of recommendation in the past six months.

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gkstoutFeb. 10, 1412:52 PM

Maybe the place to start to curb the excess of recommendation letters is with the U's MFA program. If no one is really reading them, why make would-be students scurry around to find three people who will write glowing descriptions of them?

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