As you may be aware, business school applications are at an all time high this year. Something about some economic disruption, problems in investment banking or suchlike. Getting in is rather a tough ride this year. So the celebratory glee with which a "Top 10" acceptance would be greeted could border on hysteria. But those who the gods would destroy they would first elevate. The gods of Kellogg, that is.
Northwestern University's prestigious Kellogg School of Management this week erroneously sent notices of acceptance to 50 applicants it had decided to reject. The applicants are not happy.
One of them, a 28-year-old Chicagoan, excitedly phoned his parents and enjoyed a celebratory dinner Monday after being notified by e-mail that he had been accepted. But the next morning, when the Lincoln Park research analyst logged onto the college's Web site to learn more about enrolling, he found out he actually had been rejected.
Is it overly mean of us to cite Nelson? Ha! Ha!
Kellogg applicants accepted, then rejected [Chicagobreakingnews.com]