There’s just all kinds of red flags all over this story. Dartmouth University is going to spend a whole truck load of money on, not football, not campus renovation, not staff increases, but, wait for it, … mental health. Kind of makes you wonder what’s happening at Dartmouth.

There are more “interesting” developments in this story. Nobody knows just how the money will be spent.

Let’s start here with The College Fix:

The initiative, part of the elite Hanover, New Hampshire school’s “The Call to Lead” capital campaign, is part of an effort to “transform the residential life experience,” according to campaign materials. The total amount slated to be spent on student mental health resources is $17 million. The overall campaign is expected to cost $3 billion and it includes a wide variety of strategic priorities.

School officials, however, declined to elaborate on how specifically the substantial investment in mental health services will be spent. Dean of the College Rebecca Biron did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The College Fix.

Did you get that part about the total cost of the program totaling $3 billion? Yeah, that’s a lot of money, to not put a pin on.

The initiative, part of the elite Hanover, New Hampshire school’s “The Call to Lead” capital campaign, is part of an effort to “transform the residential life experience,” according to campaign materials. The total amount slated to be spent on student mental health resources is $17 million. The overall campaign is expected to cost $3 billion and it includes a wide variety of strategic priorities.

School officials, however, declined to elaborate on how specifically the substantial investment in mental health services will be spent. Dean of the College Rebecca Biron did not respond to multiple requests for comment from The College Fix.

Yeah, and all this is supposed to be in response to “student needs.” Hmmm. Yep, there’s something very fishy about this one, folks. Especially considering they only have a handful of mental health staff, presently employed at the school.

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