Unilateral Disarmament

ICBMRelated to my recent posts on the harsh realities of financial aid and freemium pricing in higher education, National Public Radio broadcast an interview this morning with Neil Theobald, president of Temple University, and Donal O’Shea, president of the New College of Florida. Both men say that the arms race in student amenities on college campuses is unsustainable. Some schools are pulling out of race because “the worry about cost [among potential students and their parents] is outstripping the desire for . . . huge facilities and things like that.”