Education: Thanks to Columbia

Henry Krumb, a Brooklyn boy who studied at Columbia University's School of Mines, ran short of money in his senior year, 1898. If the school had not paid his tuition with a $200 scholarship, Krumb wrote later, "I would not have been a mining engineer." As things turned out, Columbia had good reason to congratulate itself on its openhandedness. Henry Krumb grew rich as an internationally famed mining consultant, and in particular as an authority on low-grade copper ore. He sought to repay his debt in many ways, served as a trustee from 1941-47, and gave some $550,000 over the years...

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