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Yale to stop sending paper rejection letters
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longer receive a rejection letter in the
mail, theYale Daily Newsreported.
To save paper and reduce mailing
costs, Yale University will not mail
rejection notices if the prospective
student has checked the decision
online. Yale announced the plan last
week in an effort to cut expenses
after the university's endowment
decreased this year.
In the article, Yale Dean of Admis-
sions Jeff Brenzel said the change
will save the university from print-
ing and mailing more than 20,000
He added that 95 percent of appli-
cants check the decisions online with-
in 72 hours after they are posted.
Yale will still send paper letters
notifying students if they are accept-
ed or placed on the waiting list. If
students do not check the admission
decision online, the university will
send them a letter regardless of the
HARVARD TRADITION TURNS
tradition in which students write the
name of their desired housing on card-
board boats to sail down the Charles
River - ended with the presence of the
Cambridge Fire Department and Mas-
sachusetts State Police this year, The
Harvard Crimson reported.
The event began with students
launching their creations into the
river. Students then started to drench
their boats with flammable solutions
like Axe Body Spray and nail polish
remover, which drew the attention of
firefighters and police. Some then lit
their boats on fire.
Officials warned the students to
leave the area.
In retaliation, Harvard freshman
Kelsey Koff and her group of friends
disobeyed the orders.
"We went all the way down to the
other end of the river and doused our
boat in nail polish remover," Koff said.
Students who would normally
be accepted to universities in Cali-
fornia may now receive more rejec-
tion letters than acceptance letters,
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The drastic cut in admission accep-
tances is a result of the initiative to
decrease enrollment in California
universities by 10,000 full-time stu-
dents - a decision made in light of
the state's economic crisis.
Pat Lopes Harris, a spokeswoman
for San Jose State University, said
determining which students to reject
is hard on admissions officials.
"It comes with great difficulty
because the same staff who normally
works to figure out which people get
in now has to turn around and figure
out which people need to be exclud-
ed," Harris said in the article.
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