Letters: Apr. 7, 1997

HOW COLLEGES ARE GOUGING U

"When the trust placed in colleges evaporates in the face of unreasonable costs, the ivory towers will collapse under their own weight." STEPHEN D. HAUFE Clinton, Iowa

Erik Larson's investigative report about why college tuition is so high was right on the money [EDUCATION, March 17]. The miserly mentality of universities and colleges regarding their endowments, the practice of charging whatever the traffic will bear and the history of quasi legal collusion by the Ivy League's Overlap Group are disturbing. What concerns me even more is that these are supposed to be the top U.S. colleges--icons...

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