Audition for the Student Budget Sustainability Task Force

Back in June, WSA President Zach Malter ’13 proposed the Student Budget Sustainability Task Force—his means of involving more student voices in the debate surrounding need blind admissions. Thanks to Malter’s efforts, the task force will be proceeding as planned, and it is now seeking highly motivated members:

As many of you know, President Roth has proposed to scale back need blind admissions. For more information, check out here, here, or here. In response, the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) has decided to form the Student Budget Sustainability Task Force, composed of WSA representatives and non-WSA representatives alike in the classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015, which will make recommendations to the administration and identify budget cuts, cost savings, or new revenues to offset the cost of need blind admission.

Task force members must demonstrate they can handle a significant 5+ hour weekly volunteer commitment, and special consideration will be given to students on financial aid, whose free time may be compromised by student employment. The task force is not for everyone, and there are many other ways to get involved that are less time consuming or that represent different approaches to addressing the need blind issue. To get involved in other ways, please e-mail me at zmalter(at)wesleyan(dot)edu.

To apply for the task force, please see the attached application, and complete the written portion by Friday, September 14th at 11:59 pm. Good luck with the application!

Here’s the link to the application. Deadline is this Friday, September 14. Don’t hesitate.