Yesterday, Barnard admissions email-blasted all 2,389 strong, beautiful women with a request: help convince high school seniors that Morningside Heights is the place to be!
Barnard’s luring ladies in with the promise of “a coupon for a free surprise gift” and hoping that they’ll either participate in a phone-a-thon evening or jot down an encouraging postcard to be sent to a prospective 2013. The admissions phone-a-thon is far from an exclusively Barnard innovation; last year, Wesleyan made much of theirs, and UChicago urged 2012s not to be dismayed by the call from a student (or LOLCAT) they’d never met.
But honestly, who could keep their heart from beating faster when faced with the thought of a lovely Barnard lady on the other end of the line? Whose pulse wouldn’t quicken at opening the mailbox to find an attractive and welcoming postcard in flowing, feminine penmanship? Here’s to you, 2013.
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