Media and Public Discussion

This page, assembled thanks to the hard work of Evan Bieder ’14, summarizes much of the media coverage and public discussion of the proposed policy change.

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Administration

 

September 26 – Michael Roth blog post – President Roth summarized a student action during a recent Board of Trustees meeting and his affordability forum the following night by saying, “a group of Wes undergrads concerned about our financial aid policy interrupted the session to make the point that they, too, should be part of that conversation. This interruption could be seen, I suppose, as a sort of prelude to the open forum on financial aid that Wesleying had planned with me for the following day. Monday night we did, in fact, have that conversation, and the students had many good questions about how to mount a sustainable scholarship program that preserves access, enhances diversity, and contributes to the quality of the educational experience on campus.” One student concluded that by phrasing the discussion in this way, Roth is “reframing the debate about financial aid policy more broadly to avoid addressing in direct terms the policy that was being protested [need-aware financial aid]”. http://roth.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2012/09/26/fall-plans-hopes-hard-work/

June 22 – Michael Roth Wesleyan 2020 – President Roth offers a summary of Wesleyan’s financial standing and says that some people mistakenly believe that “need-blind” is a sign of purity. Roth argues that Wesleyan could keep need-blind and spend less money on scholarships by putting more emphasis on SAT scores, increasing loan levels, or increasing expected parental contribution. Roth states that these are not viable options and would be more harmful to the sustainable affordability to the school than a partial elimination of need blind. http://2020.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2012/06/22/sustainable-affordability/

June 7 – Michael Roth blog post – President Roth defends the process of University Budget discussions, saying they take place “over several months, with a variety of committees weighing in before the final document is approved by the Board of Trustees at its May meeting each year”. Roth goes on to phrase Wesleyan’s financial situation, calling it “enviable”.  http://roth.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2012/06/07/building-on-our-conversations-from-economics-to-education/

June 4 – Michael Roth blog post – President Roth defends his decision to partially eliminate need-blind by claiming “we could be “need-blind” and spend less money on scholarships” by increasing loan levels, expected parental contribution, or the role of SAT scores in admissions. Roth later says that “we will not pursue economic policies that undermine the long-term viability of alma mater”. http://roth.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2012/06/04/financial-aid-now-more-than-ever/?ref_homepage

May 30 – Michael Roth blog post – President Roth argues that the previous budget model had been “squeezing out middle and upper-middle class families” and announces that the university will now” consider the capacity of some student to pay” and “be need-blind for as many students as possible”. http://roth.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2012/05/30/sustainable-affordability/

 

WSA

 

September 10 – Zach Malter – WSA President, Zach Malter, encouraged students to apply for his Student Budget Sustainability Task Force which will be composed of WSA representatives and non-WSA representatives alike in the classes of 2013, 2014, and 2015 and will “make recommendations to the administration and identify budget cuts, cost savings, or new revenues to offset the cost of need blind admission”.  http://wsa.wesleyan.edu/2012/09/10/apply-for-student-budget-sustainability-task-force/

August 15 – Mansoor Alam – Mansoor Alam offers a quick debriefing on the money situation at Wes using excerpts and graphs taken from President Roth’s Sustainable Affordability post in Wesleyan 2020. http://wsa.wesleyan.edu/2012/08/15/weleyan-a-financial-debriefing/

June 24 – Zach Malter – WSA President, Zach Malter, provides an update on what he did over the summer to address the need blind issue. Zach compiled a preliminary list of unanswered questions related to Wesleyan’s affordability and sent it to the President’s office. President Roth agreed to begin considering the questions later in the summer and also stated that he is willing to work with the Sustainability Task Force. President Roth also said the effects of scaling back need blind will not be felt until March 2013 when regular decision applications are read. http://wsa.wesleyan.edu/2012/06/24/update-on-the-student-solution/

June 6 – Zach Malter – WSA President, Zach Malter, responds to President Roth’s “Sustainable Affordability” post by asking “how can Wesleyan criticize and challenge socio-economic inequality, if its admissions policy reinforces that very inequality by offering an advantage to students from wealthier families?”. Malter goes on to propose the creation of a Student Budget Sustainability Task Force, which will be charged with “identifying areas for cuts and devising creative ideas for new revenue and cost savings”. http://wsa.wesleyan.edu/2012/06/06/the-student-solution/


Wesleying

October 7 – “Trustee Occupation Charges: WSA Members File Complaint” – WSA members Zach Malter ’13 and Andrew Trexler ’14 filed a formal complaint with Karen Karpa, Clerk of the Student Judicial Board, accusing the University of violating Regulation 12 of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct (CNAC). http://wesleying.org/2012/10/07/trustee-occupation-charges-wsa-members-file-complaint/

September 28“Trustee Occupation Aftermath: SJB Charges, “Roth on Wesleyan” Shout-Out” – At last five students received SJB notices in association with their 15-minute occupation of a Board of Trustees meeting for “failure to comply” and “disruptions” despite the action being brief, respectful, and resulting in a pretty thoughtful exchange between occupiers and occupied.   http://wesleying.org/2012/09/28/trustee-occupation-aftermath-sjb-charges-roth-on-wesleyan-shout-out/

September 26“Exclusive Footage: Wesleying’s Need-Blind Forum with President Roth”  – This post provides a full video of President Roth’s forum from September 24 as well as highlighting key questions and Roth’s responses during the forum. http://wesleying.org/2012/09/26/exclusive-footage-wesleyings-need-blind-forum-with-president-roth/

September 24 – On September 24, Wesleying hosted its first ever forum: an open conversation with President Roth about Wesleyan’s need-blind policy shift and affordability plans. Wesleying also livestreamed and liveblogged the event. Along with President Roth, Andy Tanaka of the President’s Office, Dean Mike Whaley, Dean Rick Culliton, Director of Public Safety Dave Meyer, John Gudvangen of the Financial Aid department, and Director of Strategic Initiatives Charles Salas attended the event. In the discussion, President Roth said that admissions is still grappling with implementing a need-aware policy for early decision applicants. http://wesleying.org/2012/09/24/need-blind-forum-with-president-roth-liveblog/

September 24“Student Budget Sustainability Task Force” – This post officially announces creation and members of WSA President Zach Malter’s Student Budget Sustainability Task Force. The nine-member task force will be co-chaired by Malter and Andrew Trexler (’14). The task force is looking for “long-term, sustainable solutions that would allow the University to move back to need-blind admissions”.  http://wesleying.org/2012/09/24/student-budget-sustainability-task-force/

September 23“”Bring Us Into the Conversation”: Students Occupy Board of Trustees Meeting – A group of students gathered outside of Usdan, wearing red and holding a banner saying “Bring Us Into the Conversation” at around noon on Sunday, September 23. The students then marched up to the Board of Trustees meeting (being held in the Daniel Family Commons) and told the board directly that they wanted to be included in the conversation. Public Safety guarded the main entrance to the DFC while students sat in the open doorway. A small group bypassed and made it inside the meeting, where they spoke to concerns about need-blind admissions and decision-making transparency. Ben Doernberg’s (’13) video of the action is provided in the post as well as photos by wieb$. http://wesleying.org/2012/09/23/bring-us-into-the-conversation-students-occupy-board-of-trustees-meeting/

September 23“WSA + Need-Blind: Discussion Tonight”  – The WSA and members of the Wesleyan student body had a meeting about the role the WSA should play in the need-blind debate September 23. http://wesleying.org/2012/09/23/wsa-need-blind-discussion-tonight/

September 17“An Editorial: “Campus Editors for Need-Blind” – Members of Wesleying and The Argus’s editorial staffs collaborate on a joint editorial to make public their support for the movement to preserve need-blind admissions at Wesleyan. Both publications have been “concerned with how few details we have been provided regarding financial considerations and administrative decisions” and have been “more concerned by the alarming shortsightedness of this decision-one the severely compromises the value Wesleyan places on socioeconomic diversity”. http://wesleying.org/2012/09/17/an-editorial-campus-editors-for-need-blind/

September 10“The Counterargument: Is Need-Blind What We Really Need? –  A student offers an argument in favor of a need-aware policy since “Wesleyan can no longer afford to admit everybody need-blind and simultaneously cover everyone’s financial aid needs”. http://wesleying.org/2012/09/10/the-counterargument-is-need-blind-what-we-really-need/

September 6“Wespeak: “Need-Blind Admissions: The Price Tag of Equality”” – This post provides a repost of Benny Doctor (’14) and Leonid Liu’s (’14) Wespeak in the Argus in support of need-blind admissions. The post also reports on the need-blind banner drop which took place on September 6 in Usdan. The banner said “Need Blind Stays” and the Usdan worker tasked with removing it said “that was the biggest Usdan banner violation I’ve ever seen”. http://wesleying.org/2012/09/06/wespeak-need-blind-admissions-the-price-tag-of-equality/

September 4“Need Blind Wes: All Chalked Up with Nowhere To Go” – An enthusiastic group of 60 of so students assemble on the night of September 3 on Foss Hill (many of them freshman) to partake in “the debut of chalking for the class of 2016 and the first in what promises to be a series of actions by students opposed to the administration’s proposed changes to Wesleyan’s long-standing need-blind admissions policy”. http://wesleying.org/2012/09/04/all-chalked-up/

July 6“Malter: Student Task Force is “Moving Forward” – This post summarizes WSA President, Zach Malter’s update on his Student Budget Sustainability Task Force. Malter lists tackling the issue of need-blind as “my single greatest priority”. http://wesleying.org/2012/07/06/malter-student-task-force-is-moving-forward/

June 14“Malter to Roth: “Give the Student Solution a Chance” – This post offers a summary of WSA President, Zach Malter’s, Student Budget Sustainability Task Force, Robert J. Alvarez’s (class of ’96) financial analysis, and posts in the comments section of President Roth’s blog. http://wesleying.org/2012/06/14/malter-to-roth-give-the-student-solution-a-chance/

June 12“Memes for a Need-Blind Wes” – A Tumblr to “point out all the terrible contradictions both [President Roth] and the administration say/do at the expense of need-blind admissions” was created over the summer. Students debated the validity of this tactic in the comments section. http://wesleying.org/2012/06/12/memes-for-a-need-blind-wes/

May 31“Roth on Wesleyan(‘s Affordability) – This post provides a summary of President Roth’s blog post titled “Sustainable Affordability” concluding that “the explanations are now out there, though it is disappointing that these decisions are only coming to light in blog posts during the summer when students are less likely to see them”. http://wesleying.org/2012/05/31/roth-on-wesleyans-affordability/

May 27“Peace Out, 2012!” – About halfway through President Roth’s speech, a few unidentified students dropped a banner from nearby Clark denouncing ongoing changes to Wesleyan’s need-blind admissions practices. The banner said “Stop Selling Seats! Keep Wes Need Blind”. http://wesleying.org/2012/05/27/peace-out-2012/

May 26 – “Need-Blind Wes: Updates and Organization” – On May 25, about 35 students and recent alums met in the University Organizing Center to express concerns about the changes to Wesleyan’s need-blind policy. http://wesleying.org/2012/05/26/need-blind-wes-updates-and-organization/

May 25“Today: Trustees Debate End to Need-Blind Admissions” – On May 25th, 2012, the Board of Trustees passed the proposed budget which, in effect, ended longstanding need-blind admissions practices as Wesleyan, linked tuition increases with inflation, and encouraged a three-year graduation route. This post provides updates from the meeting including Oriana Ott’s (’14) creating of a website to spread awareness and encourage organization, Rob Alarez’s (’96) remembrances of the 1992 need-blind occupation, and input in support of need-blind from former professor, Claire Potter, alum Mytheos Holt (’10), and In The Heights creator and alum Lin-Manuel Miranda (’02). About eight students also met with President Roth and Andy Tanaka, President Roth’s Chief of Staff, to discuss the policy. http://wesleying.org/2012/05/25/today-trustees-debate-end-to-need-blind-admissions/

April 25“Notes from the Above-Ground: A (Very) Brief Go-Over on the Affordability Forum – In April, 2012, the WSA held a forum on the school’s affordability with President Roth, Vice President for Finance and Administration John Meerts, and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Nancy Meislahn. Roth said that Wesleyan will be more need-aware in the coming years – especially with regard to wait list “but we should be as little need-aware as possible”. Some students propose cutting some funding for athletics and ask for more transparency from the administration. http://wesleying.org/2012/04/25/notes-from-the-above-ground-a-very-brief-go-over-on-the-affordability-forum/


The Wesleyan Argus

October 4 – “The Problem with “Resigned Acceptance” in the Need-Blind Debate” – In a Wespeak, Kevin Arrit and Eric Stephen ’13 criticize the “resigned acceptance” of Wesleyan students toward the need-blind issue. They also criticize the administration for setting “a dangerous precedent for the institution to be able to walk back on any position it makes” bringing into question “whether these ‘core values’ are true or just for show. It appears that their actual values shift with the winds”. http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/10/04/the-problem-with-resigned-acceptance-in-the-need-blind-debate/

October 1“Students Face SJB Sanctions, Firings” – The Argus reports that seven to nine students were issued citations for having entered a Board of Trustees meeting without permission thus violating Section II, Regulations 14 and 15 of the Code of Non-Academic Conduct (CNAC). The Argus reports that several members of the WSA have since formulated a complaint that they will deliver to the SJB arguing that the charges are in violation of Regulation 12 of the CNAC which states that students have the right to protest in “an orderly and non-obstructive manner”. Students who were SJBed and employed by ResLife have been put on probation for their actions. http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/10/01/students-face-sjb-sanctions/

September 24“Need-Blind Debate Escalates” – The Argus covers an action by students during a Board of Trustees meeting to protest the lack of student involvement in the decision to end need-blind admissions. Ben Doernberg ’13 states, “I think our goal was to demonstrate to the Board that this is an issue that students care about, that people understand that it affects them and the campus and I think it was really effective at doing that. The Board was ready to listen to some of what we were saying… I think we got [the message] across that this is something that matters to students.” After speaking with students, the Trustees decided to have a scheduled meeting with all interested students about the decision to end need-blind admissions during the next Board of Trustees retreat in November. This article also covers the WSA’s meeting about their role in the need-blind debate and Wesleying’s forum about need-blind featuring President Roth. http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/09/24/need-blind-takes-action/

September 17“Questbridge Weighs Need-Aware Policy” – The Argus reports that with the new need-aware policy, Quest Scholars have “expressed concern about the future of low-income students’ presence on campus”. For example, Erik Islo ’15, Wesleyan’s campus liaison for the Quest Scholars Network (QSN), said “It’s like Roth is saying that students like me aren’t necessarily wanted her. It costs money, and money is what distinguishes us from other students”. http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/09/17/removal-of-need-blind-admissions-raises-questions-for-quest-scholars/

September 17“In Defense of Need-Blind Admissions” – The Argus publishes a Wespeak by Jenn Cummings asking, “if I had applied here a few years later, would I have even been considered?” and what trade-offs are students willing to make to keep need-blind?. http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/09/17/need-blind/

September 10“Roth Responds: Need-Blind Aid at Wesleyan” – The Argus interviews President Roth about ending Wesleyan’s need-blind policy. In the interview Roth said, “if we had more money, we wouldn’t do this” and “we’re not doing this because it’s proper”. He went on to say, “I think [a need-aware policy]’s a horrible thing, actually” and “we will be as need-blind as we can afford to be”. Finally, Roth said “I hate this. I hate to even say it, frankly. This is a business decision, and it’s terrible” http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/09/10/roth-responds-need-blind-aid-at-wesleyan/

September 13http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/09/13/36687/

September 6“Students Mobilize Behind Need-Blind Movement” – The Argus covers chalking and a banner drop in Usdan in favor of need-blind admissions. http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/09/06/need-blind-protests-defy-chalking-ban/

September 3“Need-Blind Admissions: The Price Tag of Equality” – The Argus publishes a Wespeak by Benny Doctor (’14) and Leonid Liu’s (’14) in support of need-blind admissions. Doctor and Liu state that the new policy has “adverse moral, cultural, and academic implications” which will “transform the boundaries of what Wesleyan considers ethical”. They go on to say that “the parts of the Wesleyan experience that will be hurt by a policy that discriminates against those without the means to pay are more fundamental than the sometimes extravagant events and resources that cost the University millions”. http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/09/03/putting-a-price-tag-on-morality/

September 3 “Students Meet to Discuss Administration’s New Need-Blind Admissions Policy” – The Argus reports that approximately 60 students attended a UOC/WSA sponsored meeting on Sunday, September 2 to discuss the implications of the administrations decision to end the need-blind admissions process. During the meeting Benny Docter ’14 said, “This represents very much a transition in philosophy. Currently we’ve set standards for what accessible and fair and moral mean…. This transformation now includes financial aid in the budget thought process. On its face that’s budgeting, but I think philosophically that’s really problematic. Because what you’re doing is saying, ‘Here are our costs, now how fair, ethical, and moral can we be?’ As an institution of higher learning I think we have a responsibility to say this is what we see as fair.” At the end of the meeting three groups (Media, Outreach, and Direct Action) were formed to continue the discussion throughout the year and to take steps to bring need-blind admissions back to the University. http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/09/03/students-meet-to-discuss-end-of-need-blind/

April 26“Students Push Back Against Proposed Budget Measures at Affordability Meeting” – The Argus summarizes President Roth’s forum on the school’s affordability by saying that changing the University’s need-blind policy is a “possibility being considered”. http://wesleyanargus.com/2012/04/26/roth-students-discuss-university-budgetary-priorities/


YouTube

September 24 – “Need Blind Forum with President Roth” – On September 24, Wesleying hosted its first ever forum: an open conversation with President Roth about Wesleyan’s need-blind policy shift and affordability plans. Along with President Roth, Andy Tanaka of the President’s Office, Dean Mike Whaley, Dean Rick Culliton, Director of Public Safety Dave Meyer, John Gudvangen of the Financial Aid department, and Director of Strategic Initiatives Charles Salas attended the event. In the discussion, President Roth said that admissions is still grappling with implementing a need-aware policy for early decision applicants. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wx9qSHc3Jlg

September 23 “Board of Trustees Meeting” – Ben Doernberg filmed a need-blind action in which students interrupted a Board of Trustees meeting (being held in the Daniel Family Commons) and told the board directly that they wanted to be included in the conversation. Public Safety guarded the main entrance to the DFC while students sat in the open doorway. A small group bypassed and made it inside the meeting, where they spoke to concerns about need-blind admissions and decision-making transparency. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=mMqE8zTeEjA

September 17 – “Who Would Be Here” – Students filmed a video in which Wesleyan community-members revealed that they are on financial aid or their friends are on financial aid, among other things.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Se6mP987s0A

September 6 – “Need Blind Banner Drop” – A need-blind banner drop took place on September 6 in Usdan. The banner said “Need Blind Stays” and the Usdan worker tasked with removing it said, “that was the biggest Usdan banner violation I’ve ever seen”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=61MYtTJw5S0

September 2 – “Wesleyan Need Blind Meeting” – Ben Doernberg (’13) filmed a meeting conducted by the Wesleyan Student Assembly (WSA) and the University Organizing Center (UOC) which was held to discuss the student response to President Roth’s plans to partially end Wesleyan’s need-blind policy.  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAABA217E818F304C


Hartford Courant

October 6 – “Faced With Rising Costs, Wesleyan University Drops ‘Need-Blind’ Financial Aid Policy” – The Hartford Courant covers the need-blind issue and student protests surrounding it.

http://www.courant.com/news/education/hc-wesleyan-financial-aid-1002-20121006,0,1957928.story


Middletown Press

September 29“Wesleyan protests lead to student discipline” – The Middletown Press reports on students who are now facing disciplinary action for entering a Board of Trustees meeting on September 23. The students’ occupation and discussion of the meeting lasted approximately 15 minutes and as Aron Chilewich states, “The conversation came to a natural conclusion and we left without causing a disturbance.” http://www.middletownpress.com/articles/2012/09/29/news/doc50666e760c7ff382626021.txt


Inside Higher Ed

June 1 – “Need Too Much” – Inside Higher Ed quotes President Roth in their article about Wesleyan becoming need-aware as saying, “Our job is not to wear a badge of moral purity. Our job is to provide the best chance of success to the students we graduate”. Inside Higher Ed also mentioned that “it is notable that the administration announced the potential policy change a week after commencement, with most students far from campus”. http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/06/01/wesleyan-shifts-away-need-blind-policy-citing-financial-and-ethical-concerns


In The ‘Cac

September 25“Defiance at Wesleyan” – In The ‘Cac reports on students’ occupation of a Board of Trustees meeting in favor of need-blind admissions. http://inthecac.com/2012/09/25/defiance-at-wesleyan/

September 9“Wes President’s NYT Op-ed Hypocritical?” – In The ‘Cac questions whether President Roth’s Op-ed in the New York Times is hypocritical stating that Roth’s proposal to eliminate need-blind admissions at Wesleyan may be “contradictory to the same ideals Roth espouses in this article”. http://inthecac.com/2012/09/09/wes-presidents-nyt-op-ed-hypocritical/

June 5 – In the ‘Cac announces Wesleyan’s need-aware financial aid policy and proposes that a dean’s assistant should not be making $100,000+ a year. http://inthecac.com/2012/06/05/hold-up-wes-proposes-to-eliminate-need-blindness/


Student Activism

September 28 – “Wesleyan Students Facing Judicial Charges After Trustee Meeting Occupation” – Angus Johnston wrote an article about the SJB charges against students for their actions at the Board of Trustees meeting saying, “I watched the video, and I gotta say – that’s some seriously non-disruptive disruption, and some seriously compliant non-compliance. Shame on Wesleyan for making it into a judicial issue”. http://studentactivism.net/2012/09/28/wesleyan/


Relevant Financial Aid Policies of Other Colleges

October 2 – Wesleying http://wesleying.org/2012/10/02/grinnell-considers-cutting-need-blind-a-comparison/

October 1 – Inside Higher Ed – http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/10/01/grinnell-one-countrys-wealthiest-colleges-questions-sustainability-financial-aid

August 20 – Inside Higher Ed – http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/20/mit-moves-away-aid-policy-which-low-income-students-dont-need-borrow

July 6 – Inside Higher Ed –  http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/07/06/cornell-restores-loans-those-family-incomes-above-60000

June 5 – Bloomberg http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-05/syracuse-vassar-among-colleges-said-to-join-cost-pledge.html

June 9, 2009 – New York Times – http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/10/business/economy/10reed.html?_r=2&


1991 – 1992 Need Blind Protests

Trustees Meeting Protest – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zyepM7OXT2M

May 11, 2012 – Wesleying http://wesleying.org/2012/05/11/the-1992-need-blind-occupation-a-look-back-with-ben-foss-95/

May 10, 1992 – Hartford Courant – http://articles.courant.com/1992-05-10/news/0000202138_1_admissions-financial-aid-faculty

March 1992 – Argus – http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/s720x720/427854_451041871579974_100000224947540_1953613_1053538536_n.jpg

February 29, 1992 – Hartford Courant – http://articles.courant.com/1992-02-29/news/0000205200_1_students-downey-house-financial-aid

February 28, 1992 – Hartford Courant – http://articles.courant.com/1992-02-28/news/0000205262_1_sit-in-students-financial-aid

February 28, 1992 – The Hour – http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1916&dat=19920228&id=LwYhAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dHYFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1316,3316391

February 28, 1992 – Argus – http://i46.tinypic.com/9qe26h.jpg , http://i50.tinypic.com/vcuv55.jpg , http://i46.tinypic.com/8xq3ps.jpg

Sit In at North College – http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=DvenO3Ky2dI

Sit In at North College – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d24CEcl7Xds&feature=relmfu

November 26, 1991 – Hartford Courant – http://articles.courant.com/1991-11-26/news/0000209045_1_admissions-financially-accessible-education-wesleyan-spokesman

April 26, 1991 – Argus – http://i47.tinypic.com/f2ulh.jpg