Edward J. Connor '92

Dean of Admissions

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Time to sign the letters!!

It's been a busy weekend already in the Connor household. A Christmas party last night, a breakfast with Santa this morning (my son had a ball!!), a bit of Christmas shopping, and of course signing the Early Action acceptance letters.

For all of you anxious to hear about your application to WPI we hope to have all the letters in the mail by Wednesday. I'll be busy signing letters over the next couple of days. I am about to start with the Ds...I've already signed dozens of letters headed across the US and around the globe...Worcester to Walpole and Peach Tree City to Paris!!

Hang in there...you'll be hearing soon.


PS - We still have about 130 applications that are incomplete...if you think one might be yours give the office a call on Monday.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

WPI Basketball on ESPN!!

Well I didn't think I'd ever see WPI basketball on ESPN, but last night it happened...almost:) The Men's Basketball team took on Harvard and while the game wasn't televised on ESPN the score made it to the ticker on ESPN!! It doesn't often happen that a Division III basketball team gets coverage (in any way shape or form!) on ESPN, but actually it was the second time in the last 3 years.

Unfortunately both times were in losing efforts. In addition to the Harvard game, WPI was featured when Bobby Knight set the all-time coaching mark for wins in men's college basketball in 2007. WPI has the distinction on being on the losing end of Coach Knight's first NCAA basketball victory when he was coaching the Army collegiate team.

So what about last night? Keep in mind that Harvard just beat Division I Colorado and only lost to Michigan by 3 points...so this seemed like a mismatch for the ages!! When all was said and done I will have to say I was very proud of my alma mater. Harvard held a double digit lead for much of the game, but when WPI had the chance to cut it to 5 points in the second half I thought the impossible just might happen...Unfortunately the Harvard team proved too strong and WPI went down in defeat 69 to 54. I think the Engineers surprised everyone with their strong outing and this contest should only help them in the Division III rankings in the weeks ahead.

All the winter sports teams are out to great starts and hopefully you can come out to a game!!