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Deluxe dorms don't emphasize academics

August 30, 2007

I just finished reading "Dorms Gone Deluxe," [Aug. 23] and was disturbed by the consumerist trend in today's student housing. The message that these upscale dorms -- oh, excuse me, residence halls -- send is that academics on campus is only one small part of college.

College is now an experience, not a place to get an education. The experience emphasizes the superficial -- how your dorm is decorated (oops -- designed), campus gym/spa and TV size.

No wonder these kids move back home after college. They feel entitled to the good things in life. No entry-level job would afford the lifestyle these students experience on campus.

Wendy Prober-Cohen

Tarzana

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