In today’s YDN, I question whether unrestricted donations are the best gift seniors can give Yale:
The Alumni Fund’s literature asks both too much and too little of students. Too much, in that by choosing cash as the measure of commitment, it obscures those students working now not to make a charitable donation to Yale but to pay off tuition or pay down debt. Too little, in that by suggesting that providing more resources to Yale is enough to leave a mark, it obscures our responsibility to take part in determining how those resources are used to pursue the mission of the University.
The same issue offers this news piece on the latest stage of our financial aid campaign, which includes a 2,000 signature petition supporting our platform, letters to alumni, and an installation those of you in New Haven can check out on Beinecke Plaza.