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Ed Biz

Heard in cocktail-hour chat last night at a NYC conservative bash.  The speaker was a senior academic at a major university.  The context was donor (as opposed to fee-paying parent) funding of controversial college programs.  He:  “People just LOVE writing big checks to universities!”

I guess different people get their excitement different ways.

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