Dear Place I Spent My Youth,
Things are not as good as they were when I was young, because my youth was the Best Time Ever.
I would like the world to reward me for my circumstances, despite the fact that I had nothing to do with them. They are still mine and I demand validation for them. Life is a game I won it, can't you see that? Everyone loves me, or is intimidated by me, which means that everything is the way it should be.
The fact that you have shown approval to people who do not look like me, act like me, and are clearly not Life Winners like me hurts my feelings. Make them go away and restore my sense of superiority.
If you carry on including people based on their ability to thrive in an academic environment instead of their upper-class status, I will no longer be able to lord my credentials over other people. This will not stand.
Keep putting the cunt in country club,
Selfish Racist Homophobic Narcissist
Also - 'poors'? Is this a Jezebel thing? It is a bad thing regardless.
More importantly, I love the first comment underneath the President's open letter response:
Are we sure this isn’t the logic class stirring up hysteria like last year’s all-vegetarian meals incident?
Sometimes I really miss college days.
Yesterday, just as the fracas was dying down, things appeared to get serious.
At 11 a.m., Christ showed up at Garfield and Henle’s class and announced she was firing them. The school had been planning to go vegetarian and locavore, she said - it just hadn’t been ready to announce the news - and Garfield and Henle had blown its cover. The president said she was outraged.
A few students frowned. Could this be true?
Also, Christ went on, she had discovered that Garfield and Henle owned a share of a local farm that had been signed to supply the school with rutabagas all winter and thus had a conflict of interest. She hoisted aloft a bag of huge, round rutabagas for effect.
By the time the provost walked in and interrupted her to explain that Garfield and Henle could not be fired - they have tenure - it was clear to everyone that this, too, was a hoax.
Garfield and Henle spent the rest of class writing proofs on the board. The students quietly took notes. Christ went back to her office.
There were only two problems left: how the class would top this prank next year, and what to do with the rutabagas.
When measured in constant dollars, the cost of educating a student is about the same now as it was two decades ago. What is different is who pays. Back in 1987, when state funding paid for 84 percent of college costs, students paid $1,732 in tuition at Washington State University. Over the ensuing years, costs have shifted from the state to students. Specifically, under the governor’s latest budget proposal, the state would pay only 35 percent of those costs, while students would pay 65 percent of costs or $10,874 in tuition. Other universities have seen similar shifts in funding sources.
Thirty years ago, state funds covered nearly half of our operating funds; today, that support constitutes only about 13 percent of revenues at OSU. (It's 16 percent at Portland State and 9 percent at the University of Oregon.)
One alum I met thought the curriculum had been dumbed down as well.
I hold no brief on way or the other, I'm simply pointing out that it has a different rep than it has in years past and trying to cite some reasons why.
Sounds like you're dissing Smith, if not all-women colleges.
I don't know where and when you went to school (though that might be interesting to discuss)
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