“I just graduated from Duke last May and this has me really annoyed. And mind you, it’s not so much that I don’t get an iPod, b/c frankly I’d rather have an M3L or an iRiver, but rather the excessive expenditure on the progam.
“Despite having raised vast quantities of money the university somehow doesn’t have enough money to fund its dining service and the Art & Sciences school is running at a deficit of $1.4 million!
“They can’t hire new or good profs due to lack of money but somehow they can dole out $500,000 for friggin iPods? They have no real academic purpose or use that cannot be covered by existing resources like the library and the computer network.
“But it does get the Duke name in the headlines so they must be happy.
“Both the Big Four and Duke can sit on it and rotate!”
Say no more.