Recently, we posted a story about Autum Ashanteand her denial of admittance to the University of Connecticut after being sent an acceptance letter. They rescinded their offer using “she’s not academically ready.” How does that type of mistake happen at such a supposedly reputable institution? Yeah, we’re thinking the same thing; this was no mistake! Fortunately, according to Newsone, an alumna of the school feels the same way.
UConn’s 2010 graduate, Josephine Minnow, got on the job of reinstating the acceptance of Ashante the moment she heard the story. She said, “I love my Alma Mater, but I became outraged that they would deny such talent.” But, just as we reported in our previous story, Minnow, also believes that UConn got wind of the father’s militant views and decided they would renege on the deal.
Minnow has started an online petition to get the decision overturned after she formed an alliance with UConn’s African-American Cultural and Alumni Centers. She said she wants to have a strong amount of signatures before approaching the university’s admissions office. But, time is running short on her crusade as the fall semesters approaches rapidly at the end of August.
Read more here.