The Core Endowment
The Core Endowment, occasionally referred to as The Endowment for the Core, is an imaginary $100 million dollars intended to ensure the future of the Core Curriculum. The idea is that, since the Core is very expensive (and also mostly about books), for its future to be secure it needs money that cannot be spent on anything else.
In October of 2011, Professor Andrew Delbanco warned that "[b]loated class size … threatens to erode the distinction between the discussion and lecture class sizes." Accordingly, he said that it was “time for the university to put its money where its mouth is” and endow the Core .
After students and alumni cooled off about Moodygate, administrators cooled toward the Core Endowment.
- McKinsey Arts and Sciences Report
- Enhancing the Undergraduate Experience (1996 Administration Report)
- An Agenda for the Future (2009 Administration Report)
- "Delbanco says Core threatened by increasing class size, calls on Columbia to focus on the college," Spec: Delbanco giving "tough love" to Columbia College and the Core at the Italian academy
- "A distant president," Capital New York
- "Deantini Talks," Bwog
- "Admins hope to endow Core," Spec