Posts tagged with "Application"

Sorry, you actually haven’t been accepted to the University of Kentucky

April 14, 2021

Half a million high school students learned a hard lesson about the ins and outs of college acceptance earlier this year.

As the story goes, a month ago, the University of Kentucky emailed acceptance letters to 500,000 high-school seniors, only to quickly dash their dreams of becoming a Wildcat. As a follow-up email explained, the vast majority of the messages were sent in error, New York Magazine’s Intelligencer reports.

The students originally received an email on March 15 that read, “We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted into the selective Clinical and Management program in the University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences for the Fall 2021,” according to LEX 18, Lexington’s local NBC network affiliate.

The acceptance was for the school’s Clinical Leadership and Management program, which reportedly accepts 35 to 40 new students every year, Intelligencer notes.

Within 24 hours, the students had an apology email from the university that cited a “technical issue” as the cause of the mix-up.

“Only a handful of those on the prospect list had been admitted to UK. The vast majority had not—nor had the vast majority of these students expressed an interest in the program,” University of Kentucky spokesman Jay Blanton said in an interview with LEX 18. “Nevertheless, we regret the communication error and have sent correspondence to all those who were contacted, offering our apologies.”

As for why people received acceptance emails for a program they never applied to, Blanton said, “The student could have indicated [that he or she was] interested in UK at some point or they may have sent an application. There are a number of ways we would have their contact information.”

Research contact: @intelligencer

A mysterious ‘millionaire’ advertises on highway billboards for a wife

May 8, 2019

According to Credit Suisse, there are 17.3 million millionaires in the United States. But as of today, we only know of one of them who is advertising—on highway billboards, yet—for his future wife.

In fact, Elle magazine reports, if you’re driving down Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City, it’s hard to miss several very large billboards ballyhooing a date with a rich member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. “LDS Millionaire looking for his wife,” they read. “Exclusive VIP Event June 7.”

And, as it turns out, those ads are legit.  There’s actually some affluent guy in Utah pitching himself on the side of a highway that’ll take you all the way from San Diego to Alberta, Canada, Elle says.

Erin Schurtz, who bills herself as the LDS matchmaker, told The Salt Lake Tribune that she set up the whole thing and that her client truly is looking for love.

“This person has tried lots of different avenues and hasn’t been successful yet,” Schurtz told the newspaper. “He’s a great guy and has so much to offer.”

While Schurtz guarded the bachelor’s identity, she offered a few clues to news outlet. She said the man is a millionaire, a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, originally from San Diego, from a big family, between 30 and 45 years old, and stands 6 feet, 1 inch tall.

 “I would say tall, dark and handsome,” Schurtz said.

The billboards stay up until May 31, at which point 20 lucky women will be invited to join the mystery man on an exclusive group date. Interested parties should fill out an application, here, which has a drop down menu for “body type” that includes, “slender, athletic, average, a few extra pounds, large, and petite.” The application also requires two photos and asks, “Are you currently a worthy temple recommend holder?” and “Did you serve an LDS Mission?”

As of Monday, 326 women have applied

Research contact: @LDS_Matchmaker