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The applications are in! According to a Tweet by Director of Admissions Darryl Uy Kenyon received over 6,500 applications for the class of 2018. This is a 63% increase from last year’s 4,056 applications (352 Early Decision, 3,704 Regular Decision). With this influx of numbers, Kenyon’s 36% acceptance rate could decrease drastically. What remains to be seen is what the enrollment rate will be like, and whether or not this is a result of Kenyon axing their usual supplemental essays on the Common App.
Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:
The Lead Story: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced last night on CBS’s 60 Minutes that the company was experimenting with same-day delivery by drone. Ideally, according to Bezos, the service would deliver products under 5lbs to consumers within 10 miles of one of the company’s distribution centers. If you live near one of these blue or red dots, you could theoretically receive an Amazon package by drone if the service existed today. FYI, the closest distribution center (they’re actually called “fulfillment centers,” oddly) to Kenyon is in Cincinnati, so we’re out of luck for now. Oh, and the FAA hasn’t approved drones for commercial use yet.