TripTrip wrote:toothbrush wrote:I still don't think this is it for the movement off the list of those who have been js1'd already.
We still haven't seen enough JS1bs to account for the JS2 wave required. This will probably be drawn out over the course of the week.
1. Congrats to the new JS2s!
2. Speculation: JS1bs aren't so much yield "protect" as they are means to determine the impact of high-stats WLers their overall WL admissions decisions before they send them out. That is, if you want to admit some below median folks in a reasonable timeframe, you need to figure out the likelihood of high-stats folks' matriculating to determine the net effect. It's essentially an expected value issue where the likelihood of high-stats ppl accepting an offer < lower-stats ppl accepting, and the JS1b clarifies the probability of the former.
Or it could be something totally different since it doesn't seem like that happened last year.