Friday, January 26, 2007

Oops... guess they didn't check their work

Sometimes we make a mistake and no one learns about it, or maybe only a few select co-workers. Other times, well, other times we make mistakes that end up all over the news. From the Associated Press:
An admissions department e-mail sent from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill congratulated 2,700 prospective freshmen this week on their acceptance to the school.

The problem is that none of the applicants have been admitted. They won't start finding out until March whether they've made the cut.

"We deeply regret this disappointment, which we know is compounded by the stress and anxiety that students experience as a result of the admissions process," Stephen Farmer, the school's director of undergraduate admissions, said in a news release.

Farmer said two employees accidentally sent the e-mail Tuesday. It began, "Congratulations again on your admission to the University."
Oops... I don't think I'd want to be the college counselor who breaks the news to the senior that UNC at Chapel Hill isn't a done deal. That will be a session where the college counselor is actually using traditional counseling skills.

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