In another crazy admissions story from Pomona College, Bruce J. Poch, vice president and dean of admissions, says he once received a letter of recommendation with extremely negative commentary on another wise very strong applicant. Since the letter wasn’t consistent with everything else the student submitted, Poch became suspicious and called the applicant’s high school. The teacher who supposedly submitted the recommendation denied writing the letter. Poch believes that the mother of another applicant from the same school wrote and sent the letter in an attempt to destroy the strong student’s chances and increase her own kid’s prospects of being accepted. The malicious mom’s child was not admitted; the student she’s suspected of sabotaging was.