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(Baltimore Sun)   1963: man drops out of college because he cannot afford tuition. 2021: Same man donates $20 million to the college to fund scholarships for needy students   (baltimoresun.com) divider line
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2524 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Feb 2021 at 4:05 PM (6 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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6 days ago  
Well farkity fark do.

In most civilized countries. You would have to BEG ON THE STREET to get an education.
It should be part of the social contract for EVERYONE. Not just the one groveling on their knees waiting for great white dude to toss them some bucks while he sits back and goes "oh look at me I'm such a good boy"

I mean sure...good for him. But we're broken as a country that this is even an issue.
 
6 days ago  
UPS used to be a GREAT company to work for.  Then Wall Street took them over.
 
6 days ago  
I was told college was free (or as close to free as reasonably possible) prior to the Millennial generation. I guess hardship to pay tuition isn't anything new.
 
6 days ago  
Two kinds of people occupy reality.
1. Suffer and want less suffering for the next generation.
2. Others Suffer and think others must suffer too.
 
6 days ago  
Cool, those two kids are probably thrilled.
 
6 days ago  
Sounds like he didn't need that college diploma after all.  Makes you wonder why he wants other students to have them.
 
6 days ago  
This is a good man.
 
6 days ago  
So he voluntarily handed over $20mm to pay for other people's future tuition today knowing that in a few months the government is going to present him with a generous opportunity to involuntarily hand over even more to cover the cost of forgiving other people's past tuition. This guy is a hero.
 
6 days ago  

Mouser: Sounds like he didn't need that college diploma after all.  Makes you wonder why he wants other students to have them.


The world needs degreed doctors, lawyers, accountants, dentists, and engineers, not just people who got lucky by being at UPS at the right time.
 
6 days ago  

optikeye: Well farkity fark do.

In most civilized countries. You would have to BEG ON THE STREET to get an education.
It should be part of the social contract for EVERYONE. Not just the one groveling on their knees waiting for great white dude to toss them some bucks while he sits back and goes "oh look at me I'm such a good boy"

I mean sure...good for him. But we're broken as a country that this is even an issue.


Lets not consider United States of America to be "most civilized countries," its just ONE civilized country.

The majority of countries in Europe, for example, have public education systems that give a run for their money to private schools.  Even after the latest education reform in the EU (which tried to Americanize education), if you keep a passing grade average on your studies you are entitled to scholarships for tuition, housing and transportation.

Not sure how it works on the Asian continent TBH, but I'm pretty sure, Australia and NZ have similar systems to the EU.
 
6 days ago  

GrinzGrimly: So he voluntarily handed over $20mm to pay for other people's future tuition today knowing that in a few months the government is going to present him with a generous opportunity to involuntarily hand over even more to cover the cost of forgiving other people's past tuition. This guy is a hero.


Umm.... Not sure what kind of bullshiat you're smokin dicknuts but last I checked ain't nobody seen the $2k they were promised let alone ANY exploited college grad...

I'd say Ok, Boomer but even they have more common sense than your stupid ass
 
6 days ago  

Capt_Clown: GrinzGrimly: So he voluntarily handed over $20mm to pay for other people's future tuition today knowing that in a few months the government is going to present him with a generous opportunity to involuntarily hand over even more to cover the cost of forgiving other people's past tuition. This guy is a hero.

Umm.... Not sure what kind of bullshiat you're smokin dicknuts but last I checked ain't nobody seen the $2k they were promised let alone ANY exploited college grad...

I'd say Ok, Boomer but even they have more common sense than your stupid ass


Talk about "common sense," I never wised up to the wasted efforts I was laboriously poring into working on a PhD, until I was damn near done with the program in '93. That's when I realized I would have a non-marketable degree with a major in communication, history, and anthropology. What the hell kind of career could I find that takes advantage of this educational background, aside from teaching? I said "Fark it!" and bought a one-way ticket to Maui. Haven't looked back. BTW, I'm a Boomer, too, but do not relate to the mentality displayed above, and I do not smoke "dicknuts."
 
6 days ago  
2022, college tuition goes up, ensuring that only 1 student will get any sort of funding at all.
 
6 days ago  
I dropped out of college because I couldn't afford tuition, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

Technically, I flunked out of graduate school and couldn't afford to retake my seventh year. But the spirit of the issue is the same.
 
6 days ago  
"The long way around is the shortest way to a university degree".
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  --- George Ade
 
6 days ago  
This story doesn't really add up. Back in 1963 a summer job could provide enough money to pay for room, books, tuition, food, and expenses for the entire year.
 
6 days ago  
I love stories like this.

Richard Schulze started The Sound of Music in 1966, which went on to become Best Buy.

He grew up in a nice middle-class neighborhood in St. Paul, MN and his parents, especially his father, had wanted him to go to a private university in the area and to become somebody important.

Instead, Schulze went into the Air Force and then the MN Air National Guard and eventually became a commissioned home audio/video salesperson.

Supposedly, dad was heartbroken when his son told him his military career was done, college wasn't happening, and he was going to start his own stereo store instead.

34 years later, Richard Schulze donated $50MM to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul - at the time, the largest single private donation to a MN college or university - to create the Schulze School of Entrepreneurship, which is now one of the best business programs in the world.
 
6 days ago  
to fun scholarships for needy students

That's a funny way to spell 'administration expenses'
 
6 days ago  

InfoFreako: to fun scholarships for needy students

That's a funny way to spell 'administration expenses'


And a funny way to spell 'fund'
 
6 days ago  
Good for them. It sucks that it has to come to that, but they're still helping people out in ways that none of us could.

As a poor who went to university, I benefited from a similar grant and while it wasn't much (maybe a month's expenses), it sure helped. Just as importantly, when you're struggling to finish school it can be a big boost to get that support.
 
6 days ago  

Wanderlusting: I was told college was free (or as close to free as reasonably possible) prior to the Millennial generation. I guess hardship to pay tuition isn't anything new.


When I was a freshman stupident at State U in 1981 tuition was $800/semester.    Very easy for a white kid from an intact family with parents both working.   Now imagine what it was like for most black kids who had the deck stacked against them from the start.    It was probably a lot tougher for a black mom and dad to support a kid for 4 years while he attended school.    In other words, you're letting your white privilege hang out.
 
6 days ago  

Firm Tautology: I dropped out of college because I couldn't afford tuition, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

Technically, I flunked out of graduate school and couldn't afford to retake my seventh year. But the spirit of the issue is the same.


I had to drop out of my MA program, after my thesis adviser went to a different school, and I had a major bike accident. I, had to choose b/tn tuition, getting a job, and my medical expenses.
 
6 days ago  
Great people.

That being said, he was on the board of UPS? Louis DeJoy????
 
6 days ago  
There's a solid fix for this that nobody in Congress seems to want:   make publicly-funded colleges tuition-free.  Period.   They are part of the public educational system in the US, same as K-12, and nno one shouold be charged tuition just to attend them.   There are plenty of other legit fees anyway at all levels.   Private institutions would clearly not fall under this plan.

The Right won't hear of this and the Left thinks it isn't enough.
 
6 days ago  
"The prior gift funded 222 Morgan students with 46 full-tuition scholarships and 176 partial scholarships. Wilson said he expects the latest donation to at least double that reach..."

So $3 million = 222 scholarships and $20 million only doubles that?  He needs to give MORE before costs get out of control.
 
6 days ago  
Wait, i was told i could buy a house and go to college on a paper route in the previous generation.

Get your narratives straight fark.
 
6 days ago  

Fissile: Wanderlusting: I was told college was free (or as close to free as reasonably possible) prior to the Millennial generation. I guess hardship to pay tuition isn't anything new.

When I was a freshman stupident at State U in 1981 tuition was $800/semester.    Very easy for a white kid from an intact family with parents both working.   Now imagine what it was like for most black kids who had the deck stacked against them from the start.    It was probably a lot tougher for a black mom and dad to support a kid for 4 years while he attended school.    In other words, you're letting your white privilege hang out.


Who said I was white? In our culture, a family literally would give up eating for a month in order for their children to have a better education. Of course, our food is mostly cheap rice and vegetables since we had to suffer through the Maoist famine, so, our frame of reference on "starving" may be slightly different than your own.
 
6 days ago  
So this means what, 20 kids can go to college now?
 
6 days ago  

Wanderlusting: Fissile: Wanderlusting: I was told college was free (or as close to free as reasonably possible) prior to the Millennial generation. I guess hardship to pay tuition isn't anything new.

When I was a freshman stupident at State U in 1981 tuition was $800/semester.    Very easy for a white kid from an intact family with parents both working.   Now imagine what it was like for most black kids who had the deck stacked against them from the start.    It was probably a lot tougher for a black mom and dad to support a kid for 4 years while he attended school.    In other words, you're letting your white privilege hang out.

Who said I was white? In our culture, a family literally would give up eating for a month in order for their children to have a better education. Of course, our food is mostly cheap rice and vegetables since we had to suffer through the Maoist famine, so, our frame of reference on "starving" may be slightly different than your own.


You had vegetables? Lucky, all I had was chocolate pop-tarts.
 
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