2020-21 Season Thoughts

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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by Sundayamqb » Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:47 pm

Certain kinds of engineers can command a lot more than $60k, but ... it's got to be tough to be a new graduate.

How a Lehigh education can provide a solid ROI for many of the arts/sciences or non-finance/accounting business majors is beyond me.

There's generous financial aid, but ... not enough.

Where is the cost control?


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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by LU808 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:03 pm

Sundayamqb wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Certain kinds of engineers can command a lot more than $60k, but ... it's got to be tough to be a new graduate.

How a Lehigh education can provide a solid ROI for many of the arts/sciences or non-finance/accounting business majors is beyond me.

There's generous financial aid, but ... not enough.

Where is the cost control?
The greedy hand of cost control is waiting for Biden to get elected in order to receive egregious amounts of University Welfare.
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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by drd5748 » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:13 pm

>>The administrative bloat is absurd. 30% just might be an underestimate.

....First, they'd need to hire you, with all the helpful analytical science that you put in here, so they could proceed with the trimming
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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by gimpeltf » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:21 pm

drd5748 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:13 pm
>>The administrative bloat is absurd. 30% just might be an underestimate.

....First, they'd need to hire you, with all the helpful analytical science that you put in here, so they could proceed with the trimming
They only just allowed trimming around here recently.
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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by jdalu75 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:27 am

Sundayamqb wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Certain kinds of engineers can command a lot more than $60k, but ... it's got to be tough to be a new graduate.

How a Lehigh education can provide a solid ROI for many of the arts/sciences or non-finance/accounting business majors is beyond me.
We heard recently about one of the wrestling graduates taking an offer in NYC for something like $110K, which sounds like a terrific offer to me. But if you're not a scholarship athlete but someone who had to take out loans to cover the cost of your $300K education, and you're in an area with a sky-high cost of living, even $110K isn't going to cut it.
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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by mookie » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:48 pm

The average New Yorker needs more than $70,000 a year to cover expenses.
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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by legger » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:20 pm

**** Lots of $ to live in a hell hole. Not my cup of tea.
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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by Sundayamqb » Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:14 pm

jdalu75 wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:27 am
Sundayamqb wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:47 pm
Certain kinds of engineers can command a lot more than $60k, but ... it's got to be tough to be a new graduate.

How a Lehigh education can provide a solid ROI for many of the arts/sciences or non-finance/accounting business majors is beyond me.
We heard recently about one of the wrestling graduates taking an offer in NYC for something like $110K, which sounds like a terrific offer to me. But if you're not a scholarship athlete but someone who had to take out loans to cover the cost of your $300K education, and you're in an area with a sky-high cost of living, even $110K isn't going to cut it.
+1
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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by JAD77 » Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:22 pm

drd5748 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:13 pm
>>The administrative bloat is absurd. 30% just might be an underestimate.

....First, they'd need to hire you, with all the helpful analytical science that you put in here, so they could proceed with the trimming
:lol: :lol: :lol: Nice rebuttal, with just the appropriate amount of snark.

I didn't mean to imply that this is just a Lehigh issue - it exists across almost all Universities, many of them much worse than Lehigh. But a cursory look at the staffing levels of multiple departments (athletics, facilities, etc., etc.) at Lehigh show levels that have increased in size way out of proportion to the increase in size of the student body.
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Re: 2020-21 Season Thoughts

Post by Oracle » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:10 am

Most universities are full of bloat and waste. The cost to attend private schools really doesn't justify the ROI so we will begin to see the 'market' shrink as families and individual students figure out other ways to earn. The trades may be more monetarily efficient. As it stands, yes, college grads get jobs but are repaying students loans for 10 years or more in some cases. People will now more than ever begin to ask "is it worth it?"
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