Posted on Dec 13, 2002

Kris Gernert-Dott, associate dean of admissions, with “the coconut”

It's a little like Gilligan's Island meets college admissions. And it got the attention of folks in Grant Hall.

It was a coconut from an early decision candidate, postage affixed, with some writing: “I anxiously await your 12/15 decision. You can break me open and eat. I'm fresh from Florida.”

The applicant was admitted. The coconut sits, unopened, on a fireplace mantel in the Grant Hall waiting room.