Colleges should stop asking alums for money

  • Alexander Aciman ended up donating $25 to his college at the end of senior year. However he didn't realize that he'd be constantly be asked for more via calls and emails after doing that. 

    The spam is not what bothers him; "it is the fundamental unseemliness of universities' relentless solicitations .. in a country where the current balance of outstanding student loans is 1/15 of the nation's entire GDP."

    At the time of Aciman's graduations, most of his fellow grads were unemployed but schools continued to keep asking for tiny donations. 

    "If schools feel entitled to our money after graduation, then we should feel similarly entitled to jobs," he writes at the New Republic. 

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