Thursday, November 17, 2011
The Daily Beast, Penn State Law Offers Fee Waiver; Prospective Applicants Jeer
While the law-school dean is denying a link between the Sandusky scandal and an email sent to prospective students Wednesday offering to waive the standard $60 application fee, recipients are mocking the timing.
“We know you have a lot to think about right now and we hope that Penn State Law is among the top law schools you are considering,” Amanda DiPolvere wrote in the email, a copy of which was obtained by The Daily Beast. Addressing the media frenzy surrounding former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky since a Nov. 4 grand-jury report detailed alleged child sex abuse, she added, “No doubt you have seen recent headlines regarding Penn State University.” “Penn State’s new president is dedicated to restoring the trust of all people Penn State serves and to a renewed focus on Penn State’s status as one of the world’s preeminent research universities,” she wrote. Then DiPolvere, whose admissions office last year received more than 5,300 applications, many paying a “$60 nonrefundable application fee,” offered up a carrot for prospective students: “To make it easier for you to apply, we have waived your application fee.”
(Hat Tip: Brad Mank.)