“Need Blind Now!” Graffiti Hits South College

Chalking was so 2013. Bold saboteurs took to the rear wall of South College over the past weekend to tag the words “Need Blind Now!” to the brownstones. The writing, which appeared Sunday morning, represents an escalation in casual chalking graffiti to spray paint, which is virtually non-existent on this campus; it also represents a break in […]

Need-Blind Wes Is Back

This courtesy of Evan Bieder ’15: After a brief hiatus, Need Blind Wes is back! For those who don’t know, in 2012 Wesleyan terminated its need blind admissions policy. As a result, the socio-economic status of about 10% of applicants for the Class of 2017 played a role in their acceptance/rejection. Last year, many students […]

Fit To Print: Wesleyan Need Blind Struggles Covered in NYT

What’s the Twittersphere saying about the Times piece? Click past the jump. A weekend New York Times article covers Wesleyan’s change in admissions policy, giving a national and international platform to some of the activism surrounding need blind here on campus. With little communication to the alumni and larger Wesleyan community about the recent change […]

Complete Video: Faculty Duke It Out Over Need-Blind, Financial Aid

Just call it Skillman v. Glenn and get your popcorn ready. Last Thursday after class, I moseyed over to Shanklin 107 (stirring fond memories of freshman year Biodiversity class) for what I took to be a faculty panel discussion on “Transparency, Admissions Policy, and Financial Aid”—more succinctly, need-blind. When the discussion began, Professors Lim, Rouse, […]

Need Blind: Parents Weekend Meeting

Resident rabble-rouser Ben “Doernbeard” Doernberg ’13 is at it again, and he needs your help: This weekend is Homecoming/Parents Weekend, and there is no better time to make sure everybody is informed about the issue of need-blind/need-aware admissions! Tomorrow night (Thursday) at 9 pm we will begin preparations (folding flyers, decorating signs and banners, etc). […]

News Coverage Round-Up: Need-Blind

If I have to tell you about what’s going on with need-blind at Wesleyan right now, you seriously don’t spend enough time on this blog (and are definitely not that girl I’ve been hitting on with subtle references to my Wesleying persona). Seriously, guys(/gals/zes), we talk about this all the fucking time (context context context […]

Need-Blind Forum with President Roth [Liveblog]

Postscript: Thank you for coming to Wesleying’s first ever forum! The turnout was so big it spilled into the hallway. Click past the jump for photo and liveblog coverage, and stay tuned for full video footage. Wesleying’s need-blind forum with President Roth is happening. This will be live-streamed and live-blogged. WATCH THE LIVE STREAM HERE. […]

Need-Blind Action @ Board of Trustees Meeting Tomorrow

From the activist folks you love/hate/ignore (or love to hate, hate to ignore, and ignore to love?): The Board of Trustees is on campus this weekend, and their Executive Session is tomorrow (Sunday). Following an open community meeting this evening, we have decided to gather outside Usdan tomorrow at 12:00 PM to communicate to the Board that Need-Blind […]