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Old 09-16-2017, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Oberlin College Courses Offered in 2016-17 (and planned offerings in future years) - Oberlin College - Acalog ACMS

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Oberlin College Courses Offered in 2016-17 (and planned offerings in future years) - Oberlin College - Acalog ACMS
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:34 PM
 
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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The budget shortfall is 5 million. The endowment is 750 million. They'll probably work it out.
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:56 PM
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Location: MA/NH
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The budget shortfall is 5 million. The endowment is 750 million. They'll probably work it out.
Well... the problem is that most endowments are monies tagged for a professorial chair, academic scholarship or to build a new building... and not for spending on the operational budget of the college. So probably the shortfall is due to the salaries and health benefits of the operational staff, like the administrative assistants, the dining hall staff, the janitors, security also the utilities, water bills, landscaping and snow removal.




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Old 09-16-2017, 10:10 PM
 
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https://new.oberlin.edu/parents/fina...n-and-fees.dot

https://oberlinreview.org/14052/news...ial-shortfall/

Oberlin College Courses Offered in 2016-17 (and planned offerings in future years) - Oberlin College - Acalog ACMS

I guess taking classes such as Capoeira Angola, West African Dance Forms in the Diaspora II: Cuba, Baroque Violin for Violinists, Unpacking North Korean Art, Vinyasa Yoga, Feminist Research Methodologies, The Opening of Korea 1876-1905 ain't cheap

Oberlin College Courses Offered in 2016-17 (and planned offerings in future years) - Oberlin College - Acalog ACMS
I don't understand your point in having a link to this page, one of many. It's only options you can take.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Caribbean
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Such as life. The school will make the necessary adjustments, as someone pointed out that their endowment is huge.

Great courses, btw.
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Pahoa Hawaii
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So, what do they need? Gasoline? I'll provide.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:49 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Look at their course selection-what a frickin' joke! Dance Diaspora? Yep, you're gonna make a million with that degree program.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:25 AM
 
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Look at their course selection-what a frickin' joke! Dance Diaspora? Yep, you're gonna make a million with that degree program.
The overwhelming majority of college grads in any field of study aren't gonna make a million, so stop being silly. You guys toss the word "million" around like YOU'VE seen a million, and I know damn well that you haven't.

You clearly not only never went to college, but if you're attempting to ridicule Oberlin, you must know nothing about colleges and live in a cave.

Oberlin will be just fine. It's one of this country's greatest Liberal Arts colleges, and their grads are prized. Let's just say that there's no college in Idaho that's its equal despite that course selection that you find so deplorable.
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:34 AM
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Location: Tennesee
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Look at their course selection-what a frickin' joke! Dance Diaspora? Yep, you're gonna make a million with that degree program.
You have seen a tiny fraction of their course selection, but then, of course, that was the whole point of the original post, don't you think - to make Oberlin seem absurd because it offers courses that make some people uncomfortable?

I suggest that you look at the entire catalog, and that the OP stop cherry-picking when trying to mock a school he or she clearly knows nothing about.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:14 AM
 
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I think one way to make college more affordable is to drop the elective requirements. If you want to be an accountant, to get your degree all you need to take is classes that lead to you being an accountant.

Since that is not how things operate currently, what difference does it matter what the electives are? Basket weaving, Latin or Introductory to Real Estate, they are all just fillers.
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