Higher Ed Bubble
Colleges Rack Up Debt to Build Luxurious Dorms
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  • Loader2000

    This is just mind-bogglingly stupid. There has got to be some Kansas state congressman that is a good friend of somebody that benefits from all this building. It is the only explanation.

    • Curious Mayhem

      Don’t discount the “Harvard-envy syndrome” in second- and third-tier schools. I’ve seen it close up, and it’s real. By spending this much, the administrators, the trustees, the students, and the parents feel they’re getting something … well, expensive. So it must be good, right?

  • Boritz

    Most new students quickly discover that real luxury is to live off-campus and avoid the insanity and limited privacy of the dorm.

  • qet

    Colleges should ask themselves, Would Hogwarts build a new dorm? If the answer is no, then they shouldn’t, either.

  • FriendlyGoat

    Is it intended irony that this article (on my computer, anyway) has an ad for a “career college” (Carrington) on the end of it?

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