July 16, 2013 at 4:42 PM
UW graduate kept from medical school
Student has options
Simon Mendoza feels that he should be admitted to the University of Washington School of Medicine, despite having entered the country illegally. [“UW dream beyond his reach,” NW Monday, July 15.]
I have no sympathy for Mendoza. I am a senior citizen and I was accepted to two very fine universities, but could not attend them because my parents could not afford the tuition.
I attended a small college in the Midwest with a large scholarship, and I worked throughout my entire four years. I graduated with an A average, but I had a hard time getting a job because I was female. This was a time when newspaper help-wanted ads were divided into men’s and women’s sections. Nevertheless, I persisted in applying for men’s jobs, and finally landed a good one.
Mendoza has choices. He can wait for loopholes, or he can move to Mexico and go to school there.
Linda Thom, Coupeville
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