I visited Princeton in fall of 1985 after having already submitted my early action application. As a magician and juggler, my essays were no doubt filled with mentions of such feats. After my campus tour, I attended my live interview with an admissions dean. All went well, but as we were wrapping up, she sighed and half mockingly said, “We really don’t know if you can really juggle or not.”

I quickly picked up her paperweight, a stuffed tiger, and long letter opener. The rest is history!

Howie Slomka ’90
Atlanta, Ga.