They’re not happy about it.
As a professor, I’ve seen that moment when seniors remember they are graduating without a formal ceremony. There will be no saying goodbye to lab partners and roommates; no last walks through classrooms or the campus quad; no big parties and no final moments with friends.
It happened again the other day. Max Kramer, one of our seniors, had presented his honors thesis — online, of course. After his defense, we chatted about next steps.
Suddenly, his voice got shaky and his eyes looked everywhere but the camera. “I can’t imagine,” he said, before trailing
… Read more
“They said no. That obviously made me mad,” Patel told CNN.
“It just doesn’t make sense to be paying such a high amount for something that’s not being used to the full advantage.”
Patel started a petition in July to lower fees at the university in New Jersey, where in-state tuition costs $11,600 and out-of-state students pay $27,560 a year. She got nearly 31,000 signatures, and the college did reduce campus fees by 15% but left tuition unchanged.
Rutgers said it recognized the economic stresses faced by its community, but pointed out that costs were rising for almost all its … Read more