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Carnegie Mellon University accidentally told 800 applicants that they had won a place in one of the school’s computer science programs and then had to retract those letters. The letters were sent by email and retracted hours later, but not before many of the people had already told their family and friends the happy, but incorrect news. In the retraction email, the school said that they appreciate the student’s interest in the program, but regretted that they were unable to offer them admission. They also asked each person to acknowledge that they had received the email. A spokesman for the University said, “We understand the disappointment created by this mistake.”

—Jim L. Wilson & Jim Sandell.

Carnegie Mellon University wrongly tells 800 applicants they got in, http://news.yahoo.com/carnegie-mellon-university-wrongly-tells-800-applicants-got-170237894.html , Accessed February 18, 2015.

Proverbs 15:20 (HCSB) A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish man despises his mother.

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