From the Chronicle of Higher Education Tweed blog:
The Harvard Crimson reports that, in a belt-tightening measure, faculty meetings at Harvard University will no longer include complimentary cookies.
“This is the first time in modern times with no cookies,” said Harry R. Lewis, a member of the faculty council. “We are sharing the pain with the undergraduates.”
Michael D. Smith, dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, says cutting the cookies will save an estimated $500 per meeting. Tea and coffee, however, will continue to be served.
In other news, Harvard’s endowment is worth an estimated $26-billion.