New Yale President Peter Salovey, in his address to incoming freshmen, described his own “modest upbringing”, admitted that there is inequality at Yale, but assured students they will wind up rich and happy anyway.
“You, Class of 2017, bring your different cultures, religions, ethnicities, and sexual orientations to this campus.” [link]
Yale president Peter Salovey delivered an address to incoming freshman about equality and the American dream. He spoke of his own immigrant grandparents and modest upbringing, and encouraged students to be open and open-minded about their own class (â€œone of the last taboos among Yale studentsâ€).
Estimated Yale tuition + room and board + books + personal expenses, according their website, is $60,900 for academic year 2013-2014.
Heartening: â€œWhy did I choose to talk about Yale and the American Dream today? To assure you â€” especially those of you from families that are not affluent â€“ that the dream is very much alive here at Yale. Ten years after they graduated, members of the Yale Class of 1998 reported impressive â€” and similar â€” average salaries and a high level of life satisfaction, regardless of whether they came from families whose standard of living was â€˜far below average,â€™ â€˜below average,â€™ â€˜average,â€™ or â€˜above average.â€™â€