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Hire Education: Staff the Campaign

Although the administration is still playing coy about announcing the upcoming capital campaign, the College’s recruiting ads (here and here) in the Chronicle of Higher Education are straightforward about the big fundraising push to come:

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Geez, that many years of experience seems like a lot.

How will alumni respond to a request for large donations from an institution that wastes money as if it were General Motors in 1979? Last year we drew $51.6 million more out of our endowment than Brown did (look at our 2014 accounts and Brown’s), yet Brown will charge its undergrads $1,698 less than the College in the coming year ($62,046 vs. 63,744). Of course, donors may have other things on their minds (like admissions for their kids) than their love of the alma mater.

Addendum: We continue to hear reports of high turnover in Development. It is unclear whether the above positions are new ones, or just the replacement of staff who have chosen to flee Bob Lasher ‘88’s Development office.


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