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I guess if you're going to embarrass your institution you may as well go big ...

The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent out a half-million acceptance notices for a program that only accepts a few new students each year. The vast majority of the students receiving the erroneous notices hadn't applied to that program. Some hadn't formally applied to the university. Some hadn't even visited the university website, much less been in contact with the university, at all.
:doh: :roll:
University of Kentucky mistakenly sends 500,000 acceptances

The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent acceptance emails to 500,000 high school seniors for a program that usually accepts about three dozen students a year.

The school followed up with another email less than 24 hours later and apologized for its mistake, citing a “technical issue” ...

“Only a handful of those on the prospect list had been admitted to UK,” UK spokesman Jay Blanton said. “The vast majority had not, nor had the vast majority of these students expressed an interest in the program. ...”

The acceptance was for this fall in the clinical leadership and management program in the College of Health Sciences. ...

Mary Dougherty, a senior from San Antonio, Texas, received the email.

“I was like, ‘Mom, I just got accepted into the University of Kentucky.’ And she’s like, ‘Oh, I didn’t know you applied to University of Kentucky.’ And I was like, ‘oh, I did not’” ...

Other students said they never applied to UK, visited or even went on its website. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/science-kentucky-5953f92673185b7f7baed3937d876d16
 

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I guess if you're going to embarrass your institution you may as well go big ...

The University of Kentucky mistakenly sent out a half-million acceptance notices for a program that only accepts a few new students each year. The vast majority of the students receiving the erroneous notices hadn't applied to that program. Some hadn't formally applied to the university. Some hadn't even visited the university website, much less been in contact with the university, at all.
:doh: :roll:

FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/science-kentucky-5953f92673185b7f7baed3937d876d16
Makes you wonder where the university got the contact information from for all these people that had never visited, applied or even knew about the university :thought:
 

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I know of a university that once mistakenly sent out a small number of acceptances to students who did not meet their admissions criteria - mostly because of poor performance at another school they were transferring out of. They decided to allow the students to attend anyway, with a few exceptions. One student was told "How could you possibly think this wasn't a mistake given your record?" They allowed him to take some courses on a trial basis as a part-time non-matriculated student, expecting him to flunk out again. Instead he did quite well and wound up matriculating and graduating.
 

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Tui plane in ‘serious incident’ after every ‘Miss’ on board was assigned child’s weight
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Their computer only recognised passengers registered as "Miss" as a child, and "Ms" as an adult. Not only was that presumptuous, it could have been very nasty.
 

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This is a weird one - 89 year old woman taken by ambulance to wrong house.

Elizabeth Mahoney had been in County Hospital in Pontypool, Torfaen, for 10 weeks being treated for Covid-19.

But when she was discharged on 12 March, instead of being taken home, Ms Mahoney's son Brian said she was taken to a stranger's house in Newport.

He said his wife went to meet his mum at her home in Pontypool on the day she was due to be discharged because he had a cold.

But when there was no sign of her, Mr Mahoney called the hospital to see where she was and was told the ward manager would call him back because there had been "a bit of an issue".

Mr Mahoney said they had learned from the ambulance service that his mother had been put to bed in the mystery house.
Then it gets weirder - the man in whose house she'd put to bed doesn't realise it's the wrong woman.

He added that he had been told the man who lived there had been expecting the arrival of his sister, who had dementia, but had not immediately realised Mrs Mahoney was not his sister.
 

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This is a weird one - 89 year old woman taken by ambulance to wrong house.

Elizabeth Mahoney had been in County Hospital in Pontypool, Torfaen, for 10 weeks being treated for Covid-19.

But when she was discharged on 12 March, instead of being taken home, Ms Mahoney's son Brian said she was taken to a stranger's house in Newport.


Then it gets weirder - the man in whose house she'd put to bed doesn't realise it's the wrong woman.
That really needs a laughing smiley too as well as a shocked one!!
 

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This is a weird one - 89 year old woman taken by ambulance to wrong house.

Elizabeth Mahoney had been in County Hospital in Pontypool, Torfaen, for 10 weeks being treated for Covid-19.

But when she was discharged on 12 March, instead of being taken home, Ms Mahoney's son Brian said she was taken to a stranger's house in Newport.


Then it gets weirder - the man in whose house she'd put to bed doesn't realise it's the wrong woman.
How did the ambulance crew get into the house?
 

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How did the ambulance crew get into the house?

I'm assuming he let them in. Either he didn't look too closely or he doesn't recognise his own sister..

In his defence I suppose if you're expecting a woman to arrive by ambulance you wouldn't suspect the wrong woman would be delivered. But you'd think he would've noticed & told them straight away.. It's all a bit peculiar.
 

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I'm assuming he let them in. Either he didn't look too closely or he doesn't recognise his own sister..

In his defence I suppose if you're expecting a woman to arrive by ambulance you wouldn't suspect the wrong woman would be delivered. But you'd think he would've noticed & told them straight away.. It's all a bit peculiar.
Maybe he was really pissed or high on drugs?

I've done loads of stupid stuff when either pissed or high on drugs :tumble:

Why I'm sober now!! Lol!
 

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Note For Future Reference: The thing going bump in the night might be one of your automated toys ... :roll:

It's happened again. A mother was awakened at 0100 by noises that convinced her a burglar was in her home.
Police respond to report of home intruder, find robot vacuum

Police responding to a report of an intruder at a California home broke down the front door and stormed the house to find the suspected burglar was actually the owner's robot vacuum.

Yana Sydnor said she and her 2-year-old daughter were sleeping at their Natomas home when she was awakened by a sound she thought was an intruder in her home. ...

Sydnor said she texted friends to tell them there was a burglar in her home.

"I was like, 'Hey, someone is in my house,' and they were like, 'Call the police.' I was like, 'Oh yeah, yeah, call the police.'"

Sydnor called 911 and hid in the bathroom with her daughter.

She said she heard police break down her front door moments later, followed by the sound of laughter.

The police discovered the suspected intruder was the family's robot vacuum.

"My son turned on the vacuum cleaner because he didn't want to do chores before he left for the weekend. We hadn't used this vacuum in almost two years. It went down the stairs," Sydnor said. ...

FULL STORY: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2021/0...Yana-Sydnor-Natomas-California/3901618944909/
 

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I preferred this part:
I was like, 'Hey, someone is in my house,' and they were like, 'Call the police.' I was like, 'Oh yeah, yeah, call the police.'"
Such eloquence.

"lol xxx about 2 b raped and murdered hehe pls retweet 4 likes lol"


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IT teacher who threatened pupils and took some to a strip club while he was drunk during a school trip banned from teaching for three years.

Richard Glenn's behaviour was so "unacceptable" he was sent home early during private boarding school Longridge Towers' trip to Costa Rica in July 2019, the Teaching Regulation Agency heard.

A misconduct panel heard Mr Glenn, who taught computer science and had been head of sixth form since 2007, was one of the leaders of the group of 16 to 18-year-olds that went to Costa Rica on 5 July 2019.

His actions included:
  • Drinking with pupils
  • Allowing one or more pupils to drink alcohol despite being under the legal age of 18
  • Threatening to "kick the head in" of one pupil and "kill" another
  • Telling one pupil: "I'm not in trouble - you'll be in trouble"
  • After being aggressive to one pupil, he kissed the boy's forehead and told him "you're all right"
  • Taking one or more pupils to a strip club
  • Acting aggressively towards the woman leading the trip when she tried to help him back to his tent
  • Exposing himself to the woman in a shared hotel room, although it was agreed this was not "malicious or sexually motivated"
He added he could not remember what happened "due to his state of intoxication" but he "did not dispute the recollection of those present", the report said.
 

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IT teacher who threatened pupils and took some to a strip club while he was drunk during a school trip banned from teaching for three years.

Richard Glenn's behaviour was so "unacceptable" he was sent home early during private boarding school Longridge Towers' trip to Costa Rica in July 2019, the Teaching Regulation Agency heard.

A misconduct panel heard Mr Glenn, who taught computer science and had been head of sixth form since 2007, was one of the leaders of the group of 16 to 18-year-olds that went to Costa Rica on 5 July 2019.
Wow i wish i went to a school that had school trips to Costa Rica!
 

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IT teacher who threatened pupils and took some to a strip club while he was drunk during a school trip banned from teaching for three years.

Richard Glenn's behaviour was so "unacceptable" he was sent home early during private boarding school Longridge Towers' trip to Costa Rica in July 2019, the Teaching Regulation Agency heard.

A misconduct panel heard Mr Glenn, who taught computer science and had been head of sixth form since 2007, was one of the leaders of the group of 16 to 18-year-olds that went to Costa Rica on 5 July 2019.
I would have thought a life time ban for teaching unless I'm just a party pooper!!
 
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