Friday, May 18, 2007

Dead Man on Campus

You'll never miss any college reunions. Not if you're buried at your alma mater. From the New York Times:

For a few thousand dollars, the University of Richmond and a half-dozen other universities are giving alumni and faculty the opportunity to have their ashes maintained on campus in perpetuity.

Three more universities — Notre Dame, the Citadel and Hendrix College — are building similar memorials, known as columbaria.

And since you "can't take it with you," schools see the final resting place as a final time to hit you up for a big donation. (NYT)

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