Stop the Waste First

Joseph Asch ’79 makes some good points in his column in today’s D. The administration stubbornly refuses to make the spending cuts which have been needed since before the current economic crisis, and reigning in bureaucratic redundancy and inefficiency.

However, once you integrate the above observations into your thinking, solving the current budget crisis becomes easier. A first step: roll back all of the absurd and wasteful spending increases from the last year. Secondly, move on to peeling away the accretions of the last decade; they have added nothing to the school. In doing so, not only will you save enough money to balance the College’s budget, you’ll have enough cash left over to hire new professors so that students don’t get turned away from desired courses.