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April 1, 2009
University of California-San Diego sends acceptance e-mail to nearly 30,000 rejected applicants

From The San Diego Union-Tribune: Nearly 30,000 people received an e-mail this week congratulating them on admission to the University of California San Diego--only to learn that campus officials had sent the e-mails in error. Admissions director Mae Brown says the invitations were supposed to be sent to about 18,000 students admitted by the university. Instead, they went to all 47,000 who applied, including those who had already been rejected. Within two hours, the university sent out another blanket e-mail, this one an apology.

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