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    Andrew RakerFeb 4, 2011 at 12:24 am

    I perfectly agree with those mentioned in this article who have questioned the college’s spending of money. $60,000 for umbrellas (even beautiful yellow steel ones) is a pathetic use of college funds that could (and should) be used to enhance the academic nature of the college (ex: through purchasing books or providing more scholarship money so that the best-and-brightest, rather than the wealthiest, students can attend Allegheny College.

    The 1.5 million dollars Allegheny College spent in aesthetic projects is likewise appalling considering that I, and others I am sure, are attending Allegheny primarily for its educational opportunities.

    1.5 million dollars represents an approximately 700 dollar tuition increase for each student, and in a difficult global economic environment, I believe any reasonable effort to keep tuition costs from increasing is essential, regardless of the tuition increases at competing liberal arts colleges.

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      Bench AuthorityFeb 4, 2011 at 11:05 am

      “Beautiful yellow steel benches”?!? hahaha are you serious? They make campus look like an amusement park…

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        Andrew RakerFeb 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm

        Actually, one might understand why a steel bench would cost $2,000, but the article actually is describing “bright yellow steel umbrellas” placed throughout the campus at $2,000 a piece, which is far more disconcerting.

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