UD has already proposed that Harvard relieve itself of the guilty burden of a forty billion dollar endowment by giving a ten million dollar grant to a small college in Florida - Florida Southern College - to help renovate its important collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings.
A newspaper reporter in Florida picked up on her IHE post and asked other schools in the vicinity how they would help Harvard spend its endowment, and they provided many worthy ideas. Here's another one:
IHE wrote last year about the increasingly popular idea of establishing a new college in the United States -- a public service academy. Tuition would be free (paid for by the government), the curriculum would feature the traditional liberal arts plus a focus on democratic theory and civic activism, and students would spend five years after graduation in the public or non-profit sector. Both Biden and Clinton among presidential candidates support the school.
Harvard can help the school's chances of congressional approval by pledging $100 million in support for infrastructure as the thing begins to be built.
UD is about to bother her friend Bill Galston, who's involved in the project. She is about to see whether he's willing to be interviewed about it. Ne quittez pas.
...Well, I've fussed so long with this post that I've heard back from Bill, who says Sure. Anytime. So I'll prepare a list of questions for him and run the interview in a bit.
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