|FROM ||Jon Bober
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Re: nylxs bylaws
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Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 03:40:17 -0500
From: Jon Bober
To: Ron Guerin
Cc: ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com, hangout-at-nylxs.com
Subject: Re: [hangout] Re: nylxs bylaws
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This is definately true - I do have an unbalanced perspective. But something student-specific, in terms of a means test, is not necessary. I believe that there is something is the constitution that was passed that says that the president can confer membership on anyone, or perhaps that the board can confer membership on anyone. Probably, this is included mostly for reason of not excluding people who absolutely cannot pay the money.
On 07 Dec 2001 02:44:30 -0500
Ron Guerin wrote:
> I was working part-time as a full-rate consultant in college, and I was
> indeed awash in cash. That was hardly the norm, most of my friends at
> college didn't have a pot to piss in. One was living on a $5 weekly
> "allowance" from his parents. Another used to buy 35 cents worth of gas
> for his car to get to work.
> If you have to paint college kids with the same brush, paint them as
> broke, not as having any meaningful disposable income.
> Have you considered making a distinction between full-time college
> students and part-time students? The part-timers are more likely to
> have "real" jobs with real paychecks.
> Even better... how about a means-test? Since the issue here is about
> money, then make the distinction about money. Any kid who's applied for
> (college) aid should be able to flash that same paperwork to the NYLXS
> membership committee to establish their eligibility for a break. If
> you're paying your own way through Princeton, then you can afford to pay
> your own way through NYLXS also. If you're getting a TAP grant to go to
> state college (don't know if they still call it that), then you're
> probably not going to have $40 to join NYLXS.
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