NYU embodies everything wrong with higher education in America

Lauren Williams's picture

A story by Ariel Kaminer and Alain Delaquérière in The New York Times this week is enraging people all over the Internet. The headline: "NYU Gives Its Stars Loans for Summer Homes."

"Stars" in this case means administration bigwigs and highly regarded academics, a few of whom have received favorable-sounding loans (some involving forgiveness provisions) in order to purchase second homes in popular vacation locales near New York City.

Given that NYU is among the most expensive universities to attend in the United States and its graduates are currently departing with startling levels of student loan debt, the story has understandably infuriated readers across the country.

Read more