Tuesday, May 09, 2006

We all have our reasons

The presidents of Birmingham-Southern College and Samford University say the University of Alabama shouldn't use so much of its endowment to offer freebies to National Merit Scholars.

They say it's because the program is a huge gift to students from wealthy backgrounds who otherwise probably would have gone to private universities, and they're right to a degree. The fact that UA landed 68 Merit Scholars last fall while BSC and Samford combined only got 11 probably has nothing to do with it.


Blogger King Cockfight said...

As a major donor to the University of West Alabama, I am also very concerned at the ridiculous packages UA is offering to Merit Scholars.

Free laptop? Are you nuts? If UA really wanted to compete with other universities on a fair and balanced playing field, they would offer the incentives we offer for Merit Scholars to come to Livingston, like a free apple pie at McDonald's or a limited edition "Shrek" collector's cup from Burger King.

Stop using your money, your reputation and your qualifications against us, UA!

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