Universities are embracing lucrative deals with dining contractors to help pay for campus improvements, but critics say students often pay for them in the rising costs of meal plans.
I will comment more, but for now, here is a quote.
“…Some people associate a quality education with fine, new buildings. Yet every new building increases the operating budget…and the university may end up with fewer funds for its educational…budget…it is far better for a university to make do with present space than get into the construction business…”
From the inaugural address of Richard Cyert, President of Carnegie Mellon University from 1973 to 1990.