Some grumbling about the arrival of privately-funded celebrity-academic-studded New College for the Humanities. I think it sounds a bit gimmicky, but beyond that, I have no opinion on whether it's a good idea or not, any more than I have an opinion on whether some dude opening a business or starting up a charity down the road is a good idea or not. And it's nobody's business, frankly. Some people want to do something, other people are willing to give them money to do it. Good luck to them. It'll either succeed or fail. No guns are being held to anyone's heads, so what's the big deal?
If anything, every person going to NCH is a person not taking a place at a state-funded university, meaning that some other lucky bugger gets an education, too. If education is so good for the country, why aren't people celebrating the arrival of an institution that's going to educate more people?
That isn't a rhetorical question, either.