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Show Me The Money
Lynn O’Shaughnessy at Moneywatch commented on August 20 on the price of higher education in America:
What can you say? It is very expensive to run a school in NYC and its environs. And in rural New Hampshire? Absolutely not. You have to make a serious effort to waste money in order to have Dartmouth have an annual cost over $60k.
Phil Hanlon has repeatedly voiced his concern about the affordability of higher education — as have all of his predecessors. Let’s hope that he changes the Wright/Kim/Folt policies that have made Dartmouth a national leader in the gross inflation of tuition and room and board. We can’t go on like this.
Addendum: Forbes ran a story recently that asked:
Is an Ivy League degree worth the cost of admission? When looking at Forbes’ list of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women, it certainly would appear to be the case…
Harvard continues to pump out the majority of Forbes Power Women with 13 alum on this year’s list; University of Pennsylvania trails behind with 6 graduates followed by Cornell, Columbia, Princeton and Yale. No listees graduated from either Brown or Dartmouth.
In fairness, only six of the thirty women on the Most Powerful Women list had only an Ivy undergraduate degree; eighteen had just a graduate degree (chiefly MBA’s), and the other six had both an undergrad and graduate degree.
Addendum: In Yahoo Finance’s Top 10 Most Expensive Colleges in America, Dartmouth ranks #7, with Columbia (#4) the only Ivy that is more costly that the College. As has been the case at least since I was a student, Sarah Lawrence ranks first.
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
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October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…
August 23, 2009
Fare Thee Well, Tom Crady
And now Dean Tom Crady has precipitously announced his departure from the College after only 20 months on the job. How to read this? By way of background, prior to coming to Dartmouth, Crady had…
May 31, 2009
Kangaroo Court, Indeed
In an interview with The Dartmouth, alumni-elected trustee T.J. Rodgers ‘70 explained his reasons for declining to participate in future evaluations of trustees up for “re-election,” namely the “kangaroo court” nature of such discussion in…