Big Dog wrote:This has been in the works for some time.
Of course, it has been. (Those that think the manna just dropped from heaven don't understand organizations, and in particular, educational organizations.)
But the real question is, 'Why Now?' (From a marketing/pr standpoint, the College would get a much bigger bang for its buck by announcing months ago.)Moral of the story: WUSTL rewards loyalty while all of us who jumped ship before the first deposit are getting the "I told you so" debt from other schools.
How does that explain WashU's groveling to some students who had already withdrawn?
If you let out all the $ months ago, other schools have a chance to respond and counter. There ae a number of T-20 schools with little or no scolly $ remaining. It is not groveling to withdrawn students. Most of those offers went to students with acceptances to fine schools, now a significant portion of those are coming to WUSTL. Not looking for a big bang...just a long one.