Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Kevin Carey
The Chronicle of Higher Education (28 September 2009)

“What happens when the gods of high finance dump a gigantic pile of gold on the richest university in the world? It sounds like the kind of hypothetical one might pose in a smoke-addled dorm room at 2 a.m. But it is, of course, what actually happened to Harvard University, along with a few of its elite competitors, over the last 20 years.”


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