From "Student work study programs stretched to the limit":
Some of Virginia Tech's neediest students will see another avenue of financial support curtailed or cut completely because of reduced federal funding and increased demand.Gosh. What's a destitute university to do?
Some of the 1,228 students employed under Tech's work study program have already seen their benefits end, while others have seen their awards cut nearly in half.
Hey, I have an idea! How about Virginia Tech tap into its $530,265,930 endowment and shell out a few bucks to those "neediest" students?
No. Can't do that. The university needs its "rainy day fund" for ... well, God knows what tomorrow will bring. It's "neediest" students - many of whom were made needier by Virginia Tech's perennial increasing of its outrageous tuition charges - can just go pound salt.
A half-billion dollars sitting in a VT vault and this reporter laments the fact that taxpayers aren't doing enough to support the university's student population.
For the love of God.