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Like an airline overselling a flight, the University of Iowa extended admission this year to several thousand more applicants than it could accommodate on campus in this fallís freshman class.
While this sounds like a good problem to have, as someone that works closely with university admissions I can tell you this is a major error. An unexpected increase of a couple percent, let alone the 10% increase Iowa is looking at, has repercussions in class registration, advising, housing, and a host of other academic and student life areas.

Also note the editor's correction at the bottom of the page. It's nice to have the shoe on the other foot every now and then.