University of Rochester Lowers Tuition in Hilarious Prank

No Sting Zone | laurelle | April 2, 2016 SATIRE

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By Javier Torres

Rochester, NY – University of Rochester students awoke to a newsletter yesterday morning declaring that tuition for the 2016-2017 year would be lowered by 6%. This hilarious prank is just another example of Rochester Administration’s annual tradition of April Fools pranks.

“I knew it seemed too good to be true,” said Willie Mangas, a junior Optics major. “Then
I looked at the date and I realized I’d been had. They always do the best pranks for April

This is just another in a long line of playful pranks pulled by the administration on the students. In 2014, for example, University Dining services announced a new Fresh Food program that would reduce pricing options for healthier food.

“We really do get a kick out of having a little good-spirited fun with the students,” says University President Joel Seligman, “just because we’re the administration doesn’t mean we don’t have a sense of humor.”

Seligman was tight-lipped about plans for next year’s prank. Before concluding the interview, however, Seligman did mention that plans for expanded parking might give students “a good goof.”


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