Notable Quotable

January 01, 2008|By BOSTON GLOBE

Philosophically, one of the dangers is we've made debt a four-letter word. I wonder what it will do to a generation that will go to college without any personal sacrifice. You start taking loans away, and you start saying, `Here's a free ride.'"

- LEE COFFIN, dean of admissions at Tufts University, who opposes the move by Harvard and other universities to eliminate loan obligations for students from upper-middle-class families

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