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How To Pick Your College

Amidst the looming May 1st deadline for current high school seniors to choose their undergraduate institution, the following anecdote might help to inform some decisions. It comes from the New York Times obituary of Stephen Weiss, one of Cornell's principal benefactors.

His brother also went to Cornell, as did their father, Milton, a lawyer. His brother said of their father, “We could go to any school we wanted, he said, but the only one he would pay for was Cornell.”

Of course, back then tuition wouldn't cost you an arm, leg, and the kidney of your firstborn child.


Matthew Nagowski | Posted on April 19, 2008 (#)

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