When a college slashes tuition then asks for donations

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Questions we explored this week:

  • New financial model: This college slashed tuition and asked donors to make up for lost revenue. Which college was it and did it work?
  • These two public colleges will soon merge into one… Which ones and where?
  • This college professor believes in “ungrading” and getting rid of TurnItIn.com. What’s behind this theory?

October 28, 2019 — St. John’s College and yes
Yes. Applications and donations increased. Tuition dropped from $52k to $35k. To make up for it, the college is asking for $300 million more in donations...

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