Oglethorpe’s Schall Drives for Uber

Oglethorpe’s Schall Drives for Uber

Lawrence Schall

Oglethorpe University President Lawrence Schall made a confession July 29 in The Washington Post: He has been moonlighting this summer as an Uber driver.

Schall, who is Jewish, said his goal was to get a glimpse into the sharing economy, but instead he got to see the inadequacies of public transit in Atlanta: Most of his fares have been to or from MARTA.

In limited driving time, he earned less than $100 during his first three weeks on the job, all of which he is donating to Oglethorpe’s scholarship fund. His first passenger was an Oglethorpe student.

You can read his full post at wapo.st/1OPKWgE.

Uber, The Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 1, has grown in five years from nothing to be worth $50 billion.

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