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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Sunday stuff


Frosty won't be making an appearance this year, so he sent this. Parson Brown, on the other hand, will be coming to a town near you. But not your town.

* We might be getting a new bus station. That's good, since the current bus station has been closed for about two years. And, for those of you who are sick of hearing me wax poetic about the old Greyhound station that used to be in Downtown Springfield, you're in luck. I'm done waxing poetic. The place was a total dump. But it was a great dump.

* Letters to the editor, circa 1963.

* History of tuition, room, board and fees at the University of Illinois from 1966 to present: publicaffairs.illinois.edu/surveys/tuition_fee_tracking.xls (that's an Excel file; here's an html version). Wow.

* I wish it was Wednesday night at 9:30 instead of Sunday.

Posted by Marie at November 27, 2011 9:34 PM


Poor Frosty. It still brings a little tear to my eye.

That U of I file is an eye opener. A non-resident freshman expense with room and board was over $41,000 last year. Yikes.

Posted by: Dave E. Author Profile Page at November 29, 2011 10:05 PM

I know, Dave. I miss him too. LOL

I thought that list was an eye opener, too. Several years ago I saw an article that listed the number of non-resident students and where they were from at the time, but I couldn't find that or anything recent. I think that would be interesting to know. Also, I wonder if that non-resident tuition figure is the actual cost of the education. I can't imagine the state subsidizing non-residents, but maybe endowments or other things.

Posted by: Marie Author Profile Page at November 29, 2011 10:37 PM

Fees here have skyrocketed, too. One interesting twist: The University of California has jacked up tuition for non-residents even more than for in-state students and is openly recruiting and enrolling more of them (translation: they're cash cows; moo). UC's estimated cost for an in-state student living on campus is a bout $31,500 this year; add $23,000 if you're an out-of-state kid.

Posted by: Dan Author Profile Page at November 30, 2011 10:09 AM

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