Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wouldn't Have Thought Possible

Snooty U. regularly attempts to hit me up for cash. You know, because of all my warm fuzzy grad school memories. Their spiel is 1) Contribute To Continuing Excellence and 2) C'mon, don't you want to help the poor widdle grad students?

This school has an endowment on the scale of the national debt*. The science grad students are funded by a ludicrous number of NIH training grants, plus the equally ludicrous overhead, followed by their own advisors' grants. So, you wouldn't think I could be any less sympathetic.

But! This latest "donate now" letter was signed by the new Grad School Dean...

...my old advisor.


*Strictly speaking, on the scale of about a week's worth of the national debt. STILL.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow, that would get me (not to donate), too.


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