In what may be a happy surprise for thousands of high school seniors, Harvard plans to offer admission to 150 to 175 students on its waiting list, and Princeton and the University of Pennsylvania each expect to take 90, creating ripples that will send other highly selective colleges deeper into their waiting lists as well.
Dartmouth, Amherst, Swarthmore, Bowdoin, etc, will follow what the “top” colleges do; if the “top” colleges take more, then they will follow suit. 2008 was a crazy year for college. I took myself off two wait lists and after reading this, maybe I shouldn’t have? But whatever, I am at peace with my choice. Prior to this year, I have never heard of anyone who was recovered from a waiting list. However, this week alone I know two friends who were taken off the waiting list into the class of 2012.
More important news, I love how I put a college article over the stuff thats happening on the other side of the world. I am pretty sure everyone has now heard about Cyclone Nargis and the catastrophe it caused to Myanmar. (If not, you are living under a freakin shell) Deaths are predicted to reach a grim number of 100,000, not to mention the missing, homeless, and starving. The U.N. is worried that cholera or malaria will swiftly spread because there is no fresh water and hygiene is terrible. The worst part is that the Myanmar militaristic government is refusing aid from the U.N. When your country is suffering a huge devastation, it’s best to lay down your pride and accept aid and relief. Actually, that isn’t the worst part. I received another breaking news email saying that the Myanmar rulers are seizing the food and equipment the U.N. is sending instead of distributing it. What the heck?!
By the way Mr. Zigaboo, Naypyidaw is the capital of Myanmar/Burma. You owe me a pineapple.