Update: Where We At Now?


It’s just past 10:00pm on Wednesday evening (March 26) and I am still in the office. I am actually here catching up on a number of non-admissions decision related projects. As well, there are a number of the great students from Hopkins Interactive throughout Mason Hall working with me to complete a few special “surprise” projects for the coming month. I thought before I head home for the night (and what has become the traditional 3-4 hour nap before a shower and return to the office) I’d provide a quick update on the status of regular decision notifications.

Status Update: We are close to being finished, but we are not yet done. More importantly, I unfortunately have no new update on the decision mail date. I hope to be able to post tomorrow with that information, but we just are not there yet. I appreciate all of your patience, and as I have said over and over again … when the decision release date becomes official I will update you all.

Since my last post, so much has been going on that I thought I would share some new pictures from the past 24 hours, and once again provide descriptive captions.




Photo #1: SO MUCH MAIL. The letters have continued to pile up … there is a lot that goes into 16,001 decisions.

Photo #2: DRAWER CHECKS. This is the most crucial step. Here teams of 3 work to confirm each and every decision. We need to check the letters with each file.

Photo #3: MORE DRAWER CHECKS. It takes an entire day with everyone on board to go through all the files. While this is going on the Director is meeting with certain members of the Admissions Committee finalizing those last decisions. Even though the drawer checks are going on, the class is still not complete.

Photo #4: THE MAIL ROOM SLEEPS. All action has ceased for the evening as the staff went home to rest. (Maybe I should do that too). An eerie site to behold.

Photo #5: THE ACTION WILL RESUME SOON. The file room awaits the mayhem to commence again on Thursday morning. So much to do, so little time.

I am off to finish up my work, head home, see who got kicked off of American Idol and Big Brother, listen to the “Once” soundtrack and try to get a good night sleep – until the alarm clock goes off at 4:45am.

Check back tomorrow for the best update I will be able to provide …


  • By Hae Jin, March 27, 2008 @ 1:25 AM

    Thanks for the updates. :) Now Daniel, sweet dreams.

  • By Elizabeth, March 27, 2008 @ 7:30 AM

    Thanks for the constant updates :) I don’t want to spoil BB for you, but whoever got kicked off had a classy goodbye, huh? ;)

  • By Cameron, March 27, 2008 @ 9:18 AM

    Oh man, we are waiting with increasing anticipation everyday. But this really is as hard for you as it is for us. Thanks for the constant blogging, because we’re all constantly checking. Thanks Daniel.

  • By Jessica, March 27, 2008 @ 12:35 PM

    Thank you so much for taking the time to inform us on what goes on behind closed doors. Can’t wait until the official release date! I appreciate all your efforts!

  • By Jessica, March 27, 2008 @ 12:36 PM

    Thank you so much for taking the time to inform us on what goes on behind closed doors. Can’t wait until the official release date! I appreciate all your efforts!

  • By EMI, March 27, 2008 @ 2:49 PM

    Daniel, thanks so much for the updates, they are greatly appreciated. Thanks to you and all the Admissions staff and students who are working so very hard. I hope that soon, you’ll be to watch a new movie and spend time with Soze.
    Thanks Again!

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