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UCSD Sends Acceptance E-mail to Wrong List

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New post 01 Apr 2009, 14:37
Taking a page out of Kellogg's book.

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Y ... html?yhp=1

Oops! UCSD Sends Acceptance E-mail to Wrong ListUniversity Fails Basic Math, Gives Rejectees Hope

By ERIC S. PAGE

Updated 11:32 AM PDT, Wed, Apr 1, 2009


UC San Diego -- a school for the smart ones, supposedly -- mistakenly congratulated nearly 29,000 applicants on their acceptance, according to university officials.

Earlier this month, about 17,000 students were offered admission for the fall, leaving nearly 29,000 hopefuls out in the cold.

But on Tuesday, the school's communications office said an e-mail was sent Monday afternoon to all 46,377 students who applied for admission -- including the 29,000 rejects -- welcoming them to the campus.

A half-hour later, school officials said, they realized their mistake. Almost two hours after the first note went out, a second e-mail was sent, apologizing to 28,889 freshmen applicants for the mistake.

"No member of this department is more acutely aware of the emotional roller-coaster that this could cause for our applicants," Assistant Vice Chancellor Mae W. Brown said.

An anonymous parent told the Los Angeles Times it was a "colossal screw-up."

Similar incidents have happened at other schools -- including Cornell in the recent past, the paper reported -- but the UCSD incident was the biggest "screw-up."
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Word is that Kellogg had been doing some consulting services for UCSD admissions...

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New post 01 Apr 2009, 16:18
Sweet, now when I tell people I'm going to UCSD, maybe they'll finally stop saying "Where??"

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New post 01 Apr 2009, 20:02
IHateTheGMAT wrote:
Word is that Kellogg had been doing some consulting services for UCSD admissions...


oh snap :P

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Nice april fools joke:)

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what a sense of humor!
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New post 02 Apr 2009, 06:32
Ouch - atleast we only screwed up to about 50 applicants, can you imagine 30,000 pissed off applicants.... yikes

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New post 02 Apr 2009, 07:13
Well Steel, I guess they live by the maxim: if you're going to screw up, screw up big.
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