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Where's the College Money Going?

Thomas Autumn
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A recent op-ed in the New York Times questions the spending habits of elite universities.

A recent New York Times op-ed drew attention to Yale University’s endowment and how the money is spent. The report found more was spent on private equity fund managers than to students. This has prompted renewed debate and criticism over big endowments at big schools. But the argument isn’t new. This hour, a conversation with higher education experts about the management of endowment money at the nation’s elite schools.

Also, we check in with the executive director of Hartford Promise, a program designed to help Hartford high school students going on to college.


  • Goldie Blumenstyk - Senior writer for the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know
  • Victor Fleischer - Professor of law at the University of San Diego
  • Tom Conroy - Press Secretary for Yale University
  • Richard Sugarman - Executive director of Hartford Promise

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Chion Wolf contributed to this show.

Tucker Ives is WNPR's morning news producer.

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