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“Students at elite colleges are even richer than experts realized, according to a new study based on millions of anonymous tax filings and tuition records. “At 38 colleges in America, including five in the Ivy League – Dartmouth, Princeton, Yale, Penn and Brown – more students came from the top 1 percent of the income […]

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On this day in 1869: The Philanthropic Society of Davidson College invites President Andrew Johnson to speak at commencement ceremonies: “Since the decline of the State University, Davidson is by far the most flourishing institution in North Carolina. Our Chapel is said to be the largest in the South, and should you be pleased to […]

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“When [Edgar Lee] Masters did leave [New York] to reunite with his estranged wife and moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, [H.L.] Mencken said that he could not imagine how a civilized man could remain content in such a town.” — From “Mencken: The American Iconoclast” by Marion Elizabeth Rodgers (2005) In fact, Masters seems to […]

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