The story is an intriguing one that gives you a peek into the complex admissions process at Princeton University. Like a lot of great universities, Princeton has a huge treasure chest of talented and superbly qualified applicants hoping to be in the next freshman class. It is a tough task discerning who gets in and who gets the thin envelope.
Since Corrine and I lived in Princeton for three years, I was familiar with a lot of the local color in the book, like the little out-of-the-way hoagie shop on Witherspoon Street where the sandwiches will make you feel like you are dining in heaven. Or the Small World coffee shop that will give Starbucks a run for their money, and where on any given day you might bump into John Nash, the Nobel Laureate winner profiled in A Beautiful Mind.
I think every town has wonderful little spots that are known only to the locals. It’s where you find the best food in town, without prices that will melt the plastic off your credit card. Every college town especially has places like these, and they become a part of our lives.
More than anything, I hope you will join with me in praying for our college students. It does not matter where they were admitted; they all need our prayers. It’s not always smooth sailing at school, so a little spiritual support goes a long way.