Meal Plan Costs Tick Upward as Students Pay for More Than Food (Front Page of Today’s NY Times)

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.

Source: Meal Plan Costs Tick Upward as Students Pay for More Than Food

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.

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