Dana at University of Pennsylvania for a week

College coaches have been paying some attention to Dana as a rower.  One of them invited her to attend a skills development camp held at the University of Pennsylvania. It cost $1200 and she raised the money to go through donations.  She is having quite a learning experience there, and I asked her what she thinks of the place. (Of course I’d LOVE it if she studied there) she said “Mom, it is a beautiful campus! It’s got everything anyone could want. But. All around the edges of the beautiful buildings is poverty. Houses in terrible condition, obviously people who have no chance of being students here. How can the university spend all this money on all these beautiful spaces and equipment and not on their neighbors? I wouldn’t be able to stand that. They use a cartoon Quaker as a mascot! What are they thinking?”

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