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As an undergraduate, David Macpherson was determined to become an engineer. In his first year, he took engineering courses. Macpherson sat through calculus, physics, more calculus and more physics. Classes seemed to take forever, tests were excruciating and the projects exasperating. It wasn’t until Macpherson took his first economics class, and earned his first A, that he found his calling. Now head of the economics department, Macpherson works as a labor economist. He studies wages,...

According to Trinity’s financial statements, the university gained $50 million in additional debt in connection to the construction of the Center for Sciences and Innovation. However, Trinity has a 30-year plan to use tuition and donations to pay off its debt. This size of financial debt is not unusual for institutions like Trinity. “We have taken on more debt as have almost all institutions, and actually that’s happened very much in the public sector as...

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OpinionWhy I did not march

January 16, 20182382 min

There were a few people — friends, professors, Yolanda the Supreme Mabee Guard — who asked me if I was going to march on MLK Jr. Day. I would tell them no, that I had homework and so forth, that I was going to do some writing instead, that I think I may visit my family but who knows? But I don’t have the time — sorry. These stammerings worked well until certain friends pressed...