Ashes to dollars.
Hendrix College at Conway dedicated its columbarium--250 niches, each with capacity for two urns--in November. We weren't able to get a price list from Hendrix, but these things generally go for two or three grand apiece.
We hadn't given Hendrix's new revenue stream much thought until a Mississippi columnist, Phil Hardwick, suggested recently that a columbarium smartly located in the end zone of the university football field could help offset the high cost of hiring new football coaches.
If any college could profit from cradle-to-grave sports mania, it would certainly be the University of Arkansas, which has played a significant role in the run-up in coaches' salaries in the Southeastern Conference. Can the Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium & Columbarium be too far in the future?
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|Date:||Jan 28, 2008|
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