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exboyfil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 08:51 AM
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10. How about complete openness in how all enrollment/aid decisions
are made by colleges (at least public colleges)? If AA is not an issue then a healthy openness will not be a problem. I firmly suspect that many enrollment/aid decisions are made based upon factors that would make everyone uncomfortable (just witness the Illinois scandal which goes on often). What is not supporting is to use such scandals as Illinois as a reason to support AA (it is a matter of contacts and not race).

I think admissions/aid administrators have way too much unaccountable power. Also I think it is bogus to report aid by including loans and grants together. Statistics should be done (at least at every public institution) on the particular aid package for every individual (of course the identities should be removed) and what prompted the decision (ie merit based but also adding to the diversity of the student body, musician, etc).
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