betasteve wrote:newyorker88 wrote:betasteve wrote:Donations fund the non-governmental financial aid for non-legacies. If you took away the benefit to donors of legacies, what impact might that have on other, more academically qualified, candidates?
The ends justify the means for you.... interesting
I mean, think about it this way. Let's say in a class of 180, there are 5 legacies of big time donors to scholarship funds that have no business being there. People are pissed because those 5 people had an unfair advantage, and thus we are having this discussion. If you don't let the 5 in, the scholarship money pool shrinks. Less students get less aid.
Would we be having this discussion if, instead of having to take 5 legacies, the school could shrink its class size to 175 to be able to maintain the same amount of scholly money?
Interesting scenario but I think your premises are all wrong. I doubt most students who benefit from legacy's relatives have donated that much money. You're scenario has a lot of "ifs" and I think it'd be interesting to see if statistics support them.