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Brown Goes No-Loan
What an astounding event: a school announces a funding goal, fulfills it in short order, and all of the benefits flow directly to its students. If you’ve been in Hanover for the last decade or two, you’d never have thought such a thing to be possible.
We noted in a post a while back that Brown had stated on September 25 that it was undertaking fundraising efforts so that no students would graduate with loans. And now, less than three months later, the school has announced that the first part of its campaign has succeeded: no Brown students will have to take out loans in the coming year:
Not bad for a relatively poor school. Brown’s 9,380 students (6,580 undergraduates and 2,255 postgraduates) are supported by an endowment that reached $3,245,531,000 at the end of fiscal 2017. That’s $346,005/student. Dartmouth, au contraire, only has 6,409 students (4,310 undergraduates and 2,099 postgraduates), but our endowment is much larger: $5,069,578,000. That’s $791,009/student. On a per student basis, we are twice as wealthy as Brown.
It seems that we can’t afford to have students come to Hanover without taking out loans, yet Brown can support its students in this way? For shame.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Part 1, Part 2 Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
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…
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- 2007 Trustee Election
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