What kind of person gets into Ivy League schools? Not your run-of-the-mill student, I can tell you that! Getting into one of the “prestigious” universities in the country is no small matter. Most of the people accepted had a special connection to get them through the door. And then, they had enough scratch to pay tens of thousands of dollars a year in tuition.
Let’s just say, these schools are flushed with cash.
At one major university, some graduate students complained they weren’t getting paid enough. These students are working, in some cases near-full-time hours, while getting a degree. And, although the school is sitting on billions, they told these students to apply for government benefits.
From The Post Millennial:
Harvard University is encouraging students to apply for government assisted food programs despite being the wealthiest school in the world.
This after graduate students complained that their yearly $40,000 salary isn’t enough money for them to skate buy…
The request followed a flier that had been sent to graduate students by the Health Services offices in April, which encouraged these “prestigious” students to apply for SNAP benefits.
What the heck is going on? So, graduate students are getting paid $40,000 a year while working and studying at Harvard. Not a bad gig, if you ask me. Few Americans can count on that kind of salary, while still being able to go to college.
But these students were demanding a $20,000 raise, putting their take-home at $60,000. Some four-person families aren’t bringing that much down. But these graduate students are working and studying full time, but might not be able to afford food.
Harvard is sitting on a $53 BILLION endowment. They can afford to give these students (who only work for a year or so at the school) a raise.
But instead of supporting these graduate students, they had the gall to circulate a flier telling them they should apply for food stamps. Food stamps, I might remind you, are taxpayer-funded benefits given to poor families.
Not Harvard graduate students working for a school with billions in its back pocket! Yet Harvard is so arrogant, so uncaring, that they are telling privileged students to take food stamps from struggling families.
Why should working students need food stamps, when Harvard can afford this raise? Some of these students are from other countries–so they don’t even qualify for food stamps.
This is liberal elitism at its best: the rich taking from the poor. Perhaps these students are better off finding someplace else to study?
- Harvard University told its graduate students to get food stamps.
- This came after students working for the school asked for a raise.
- The nation’s oldest university is sitting on a $53 billion endowment.
Source: The Post Millennial