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Sasha Cohen Accepted to Columbia

Discussion in 'The Trash Can' started by sk9tingfan, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    Still looking for more sources other than secondary Tweets on Twitter. Will update when I find more detail.

    Tweeted by, among others, International Figure Skating. I wonder what her major will be?
     
  2. RockTheTassel

    RockTheTassel Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, Sasha. :cheer:
     
  3. FSfan107

    FSfan107 Well-Known Member

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    Good for her. It'll be interesting to see what she majors in.
     
  4. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

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    Would that be Columbia's School of General Studies from which Tim Goebel graduated?
     
  5. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    I guess we'll have to see because I haven't been able to nail down any additional info. I don't think that given her absence from academia and probably her previoius non-traditional high school education, that the usual matriculated, standard program is what she is pursuing. The School of General Studies would be a logical path.

    BTW, this was tweeted by IPlage and retweeted by USFSA, so this must be totally legitimate.
     
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2011
  6. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations to her! I wonder, though, if this will conflict with SOI ... and if so, what will they do? It looks like their OGM is returning to competition, and the OSM leaving for college.
     
  7. reese

    reese Well-Known Member

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    uh... didn't she say that she was accepted and going to attend NYU?
     
  8. MikiAndoFan#1

    MikiAndoFan#1 Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations and good luck, Sasha! :cheer2:
     
  9. victoriaheidi

    victoriaheidi New Member

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    That's what I was thinking.

    Is she a transfer or a freshman? I'm just curious because some schools do transfer admissions over the summer.
     
  10. sk9tingfan

    sk9tingfan Well-Known Member

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    Part of me is kind of surprised that she picked Columbia. Somehow or another, I don't see her as a Morningside Heights type, but more of a Washington Square one.
     
  11. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

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    From this March 2011 interview: http://figureskatersonline.com/news/2011/03/22/sasha-cohen-i-think-that-im-truly-done/
    From this Orange County Register article (Feb. 16, 2011): http://www.ocregister.com/articles/cohen-288682-says-skating.html
     
  12. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    That's Awesome!! Congrats to Sasha! But being accepted into the school and attending it are two different things...I wonder which it is.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011
  13. JerseySlore

    JerseySlore Active Member

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    Or she could have been waitlisted.
     
  14. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Good for Sasha, I wish her well.
     
  15. Rottie

    Rottie Well-Known Member

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    I'm very glad to hear this. She'll get to exercise her mind and meet a whole bunch of people who don't give a fig about skating. Sounds super healthy, and if she sticks with it, she'll get a degree!
     
  16. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

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    :cheer2: Happy for her!
     
  17. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    That's great! :cheer2: But what happened to NYU?
     
  18. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Yuzuru, Medvedeva, T&M, Shibs, P&C

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    Congrats to Sasha!
     
  19. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

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    Terrific news.
     
  20. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

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    I misread the thread title and thought that she was going to return to competition as a representative of the country of Colombia....
     
  21. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

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    Where she decides to go Congrats Sasha! And best of luck! :respec:

    Perhaps but the title of this thread states she was 'accepted'. However I've yet to see any links in this regard.
    Guess we'll have to see if Sasha confirms this herself. Maybe she'll finally update her website with this news.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2011
  22. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    I think they meant that the reason why Sasha is going to Columbia vs. NYU might be that she was waitlisted at NYU and accepted at Columbia.
     
  23. FigureSpins

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    That's what I recall - her fan forum announced that a while ago.

    I saw that tweet and it didn't seem to be legitimate. There's no source or other news on the web about it. It just came out of nowhere; you'd think Sasha or SOI would announce it.

    Could be a prank.
     
  24. michiruwater

    michiruwater Well-Known Member

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    Sasha's fan forum dissolved months ago, before either of those articles about NYU came out if I recall.

    And I don't see why USFSA would announce something like this as a prank.
     
  25. kwanette

    kwanette Fetalized since 1998

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    Lynn Plage
    Congratulations to 2006 Olympic Silver Medalist Sasha Cohen accepted at Columbia University
     
  26. Sylvia

    Sylvia Still recovering from Worlds...

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    Lynn Plage is a veteran figure skating public relations person (for COI and SOI tours and skaters, for example) and is a legitimate source of information. She tweeted this news yesterday (same as what was posted on FB): https://twitter.com/#!/lplage/status/86869147325169666
     
  27. bardtoob

    bardtoob Former Choreographer for Anna Maria Tragikova

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    Good for her. Solid life decision.
     
  28. giselle23

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    I saw Sasha on the Today show not too long ago and she said she was going to NYU--in their adult studies program. That doesn't mean she hasn't changed her plans, but the NYU thing was not a rumor. It came straight from Sasha herself.
     
  29. Louise

    Louise Banned Member

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    You might need another one to take the 'edge' off, Overedge. I am glad Ms. Cohen is going for higher education. NYU, Columbia, whatever. It seems like pro skating is at an ebb, and I congratulate her on making this decision. So I guess "yay Sasha".
     
  30. Lanie

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    Maybe Sasha was just at NYU for some spring/summer term?

    Anyway, good for her! :cheer2: Sasha!