Wall Street Journal: Some Colleges Cut, Eliminate Student Debt

Submitted by Caroline J. Hanna
Amherst President Anthony W. Marx discussed the college's decision to replace all loans with scholarships in a Nov. 29 Wall Street Journal story. Also featured in the piece was Jessica Mestre '10, who told the newspaper that the new policy enabled to look at her future a little differently: "I don't know my major or my career plans yet, but this relieves the pressure."

Wall Street Journal: Wait-Lists Multiply

Submitted by Paul S. Statt
Wait-Lists Multiply The Wall Street Journal, April 11"The college admissions battle is shifting the waitlist...To broaden its options, Amherst College offered 1,450 spots on the waitlist this year, up from 1,258. With students likely to be on multiple waitlists, "we know we are going to lose a bunch," says Tom Parker, dean of admissions and financial aid."

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