Day: December 22, 2008

And A Bailout For Higher Education?

One thing to be said for the $42.5 billion or so in supposed stimulus dollars that publicly funded institutions of higher learning are trying to squeeze out of the incoming Obama administration’s economic package is that the amount isn’t too much larger than Harvard’s $28 billion endowment. Oh, and it’s also not too much larger […]

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No Stimulus Money For Colleges

On December 16, the higher education establishment put out its tin cup, asking Congress to give it a 5 percent cut of any “stimulus” spending package—around $40 to $50 billion for new university construction projects. In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that I’m opposed to the concept of “economic stimulus” spending. The […]

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