Jane in NC Posted June 10, 2009 Share Posted June 10, 2009 The article begins: The admissions team at Reed College, known for its free-spirited students, learned in March that the prospective freshman class it had so carefully composed after weeks of reviewing essays, scores and recommendations was unworkable. Money was the problem. Too many of the students needed financial aid, and the college did not have enough. So the director of financial aid gave the team another task: drop more than 100 needy students before sending out acceptances, and substitute those who could pay full freight. The whole idea of excluding a student simply because of money clashed with the collegeâ€™s ideals, Leslie Limper, the aid director, acknowledged. â€œNone of us are very happy,â€ she said, adding that Reed did not strike anyone from its list last year and that never before had it needed to weed out so many worthy students. â€œSometimes I wonder why Iâ€™m still doing this.â€ You can read the rest of the article here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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