Just because it’s the summer doesn’t mean the activism has to stop. A new Tumblr is taking on the change in the need-blind policy one meme at a time.
The creator of the tumblr says ze created it to “point out all the terrible contradictions both he and the administration say/do at the expense of need-blind admissions.” Ze asserts:
“He has an at-first-glance convincing argument: basically, right now the amount of money we can give for financial aid would allow us to accept 90% of the incoming class need-blind. However, after the budget for financial aid runs out, admissions will need to look at applicants financial situation. Roth says that there is no reason to avoid repealing need-blind just because it is “morally pure” to keep it. Rather, the university’s first priority is “to provide the best chance of success to the students we graduate.” That makes sense; don’t sacrifice quality over… morality?”
Check out the rest of the memes at rothtastic.tumblr.com.
Also, if you haven’t already, check out the Need-Blind Admissions Policy Focus Group website. The site features historical and financial information in addition to linking to discussion on the policy change.