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    Some were gathering places for upper class heirs to organize themselves socially, and take one last carefree fling, before launching into the adult world in leadership positions.
    Unfortunately, a lot of that playground-for-the-rich aspect of college has stayed with us, and has even made a comeback.

    For example, universities all over the country have reinvented their dorms as luxury getaways.  Dorms in the 1980s were cinder block human storage units with terrible food; now they have swoopy architecture, weight rooms, food courts with a dude in a chef's hat who will mix you up a pasta bowl, and "suites" in place of cramped little rooms---students now have "suitemates" instead of roommates.  

    Linking to a news article is journalism in the same sense that putting a Big Mac on a paper plate is cooking.

    by Caj on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 05:07:28 PM PDT

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    •  Apparently, Meg Whitman gave Princeton enough (0+ / 0-)

      to build a college with her name.  Thirty million.  Others have generously chipped in.

      http://www.princeton.edu/...

      http://www.princeton.edu/...

      Can't beat the upper classes for, um, interlocking social directories.  This kind of hanging together networking is something the middle class has never really mastered, nor fully appreciated.  The middle class exhorts its children to make it on their own, teaches it as a virtue, the upper class has always known better.

      Those who forget the pasta are doomed to reheat it.

      by CarolinNJ on Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 05:32:17 PM PDT

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