We received a wonderful letter recently from Clarence Schuchman ’38 about tuition costs and music.
Referring to published comments by President Floyd about rising tuition costs, Mr. Schuchman recalls visiting Bursar Kruegel’s office and “plunking down thirty-two dollars and some odd cents” for his second semester tuition, then finding a job—washing windows of the bursar’s office—for which he would receive fourteen and a half cents an hour.
Mr. Schuchman’s letter is just one of the many journeys into the past that frequent my days here.
The past indeed seems “a foreign country,” as novelist L.P. Hartley observed. “They do things differently there.” The Washington … » More …