Received in a student e-mail this morning:
" I want to change my university and join the University of Hawaii [from university of Buffalo]. The reason that make me chose this university is my academic interests because it's the best university in this profession."
No. It's really not.
I would maybe have given him the benefit of the doubt if he hadn't written that last sentence. The fact that he's defending it pre-emptively though.... he doth protest too much, methinks. Good luck getting your sponsor to approve this one, buddy!