MISFIRE

Johns Hopkins Mistakenly Admits Students

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Johns Hopkins broke hearts twice last week when 294 rejected students mistakenly received acceptance emails. The students, who had either been denied or deferred during early admission, received an email Sunday entitled “Embrace the Yes!” The venerable Baltimore university was made aware of the error and quickly issued an apology, adding that there was no reversal in the initial decisions. The gaffe was result of “human error,” said David Phillips, vice provost for admissions and financial aid at Hopkins. “Admissions decisions days are stressful enough. We very much regret having added to the disappointment felt by a group of very capable and hardworking students, especially ones who were so committed to the idea of attending Johns Hopkins that they applied early decision.”