Capital Campaign, Flyby Remix
In two years, Harvard’s capital campaign has amassed $6 billion in gifts and pledges from donors. Some projects this money will go towards includes professorships, residential house renewals, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
If we at Flyby had $6 billion to burn for Harvard however, what would we get?
Brand-name cereal in the dining halls - $10,000
Fancy post-modern furniture for dorms - $4,000,000
Mopeds for Quadlings - $20,000,000
Free Lamont Cafe coffee - many monies
Air conditioning (for the first, and only, two weeks of heat experienced during the beginning of the year) - $30,000,000
Renovate Adams House (I live in Adams, so I'm biased okay) - $80,000,000
Brand-name toilet paper - $10,000
Smoked salmon and bagels every day - $25,000
Undergrad student center - $3,000,000
*Note: these prices are arbitrary- I’m a History, not an Ec or Math, concentrator.
In all honesty, though, this list made me realize that Harvard gets a lot of things right. Props, Lassonde.