Monday, March 10, 2008

C-Span Airs 2 hour, 29 Minute Conference on University Endowment Spending

We have previously reported on the ongoing pressure to force colleges and universities to spend more of their endowments on tuition support for poor and middle class students.  Last Month, C-Span recoreded a two hour and 30 minute conference sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute entitled "The Role of University Endowments."  Of course, I'm too busy playing golf and lounging in the pool to have listened to the entire 150 minute event but the panelist (shown below) included Dan Zerbe, fomer Chief Legislative Counsel for the Senate Finance Committee and a pretty staunch critic of the college and university hording (I mean, "spending") practices.  A word of caution.  When you get to the link with the video, read and follow the instructions closely after clicking on the "Flash Video" or "Windows Media" icons.  Otherwise, like me, you will click on one or the other and then just sit there watching a blank screen.  Essentially, you have to click on the icon, then (e.g., the windows media) right click on the arrown next to "now play" then click on "play" in the pop-up menu.  Those of you who are more technology savvy than me can just ignore my help.

  • Baum, Sandy
  • Senior Policy Analyst
  • College Board
  • -
  • Frey, Donald E.
  • Professor
  • Wake Forest University
  • Economics
  • Hartle, Terry
  • Senior Vice President
  • American Council on Education
  • Public Affairs
  • Miller, Charles
  • Chairman
  • Commission on the Future of Higher Education
  • -
  • Munson, Lynne
  • Research Fellow
  • Center for College Affordability and Productivity
  • -
  • Vedder, Richard
  • Visiting Scholar
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • -
  • Zerbe, Dean
  • Chief Investigative Counsel
  • Senate Finance Committee
  • -
  • Zywicki, Todd J.
  • Professor
  • George Mason University
  • School of Law

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