New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner is now on Twitter. Barely. So is his brother Joshua, whose only usage so far has been to note that he has launched Unithrive.com. "Think this could be a game changer," he says of his new website. It offers no-interest loans of up to $2000 from alumni to current U.S. and Canadian citizen Harvard students-a school which both brothers attended and to which Joshua will return for his MBA after a summer at Goldman Sachs. Harvard, of course, is a need-blind admissions school-around 2/3rds of students receive financial aid. The class of 2008-Joshua's class!-graduated with a median debt of just $8,300. According to Harvard, "Currently there are a number of families with incomes greater than $180,000, who because of extenuating circumstances, receive need-based financial aid." Change that game, yo!
Monday, May 4th, 2009