In 1960 there were about 1200 colleges and universities in the
; by 2013 there were
4500, of which approximately 1700 were two year schools, or 300% increase. Yearly expenses for my first college in 1964
were $2850.00. Today they are more like
$39,000 with $14,000 added to that for room and board. Total: $53,000. United States
Perhaps they will be converted to senior living and recreation centers; at least I hope that will be their fate rather than winding up as shopping malls.
That so-called 'university' in New Hampshire boasts that it was named "Number 12 in the top 50 most innovative 'companies' " by some award-designating magazine, not even recognizing that such a mercantile boast by a university debases Academia itself.
|One view of the replica of Windsor Castle atop Yale's Sterling Memorial Library|
|Another view of the replica of Windsor Castle atop Yale's Sterling Memorial Library|
|The Yale Campus|
Intellectual and talent elite fill their 'classrooms' -- a dinosaur term at Southern New Hampshire U.
|Kent State University Student Union Building|
Yale and Bread Loaf will survive as part of the elite; and
I wish her well in this transitional time, my dear, and first, alma mater.
|Each New Year Eve|
Ithaca College lights up its twin towers
with the New Year number,
a vision which dominates all of Ithaca
from atop South Hill.