Friday, April 02, 2010

For Auction: Freshman Seats

Greg Mankiw told us that Harvard admission committee has decided to auction off 100 freshman seats for the next academic year to overcome their budget shortage.

Of course, you may want to be little bit careful in reading the date of such announcement.

On the second thought, the idea is not as outlandish at it may seem. What about the FEUI follows the suit and would launch an open auction for, say, 30 seats next year -- and use the money to buy books for library and send their junior lecturer to study abroad?

I think it is a good idea as long as they make it open and transparent. On a smaller scale, they can try to auction off seats in Aco's class -- I wonder how much the true market value of his lectures is :-D

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. haha. it was april's fool. hahaha. nevertheless it may be a good idea to raise funds for FEUI sir, because currently we have some "special" program with "premium" price to study in FEUI. the "premium" price is I think somewhat underpriced, the auction could be a way to find the real value of the "special" program to gain maximum financial benefits while minimizing the seats to be provided. because I feel that now FEUI is too crowded of students, less seats for the "special" program means less crowded campus