Skip to comments.The $700 million Disney-style campus complete with an ice cream truck, a movie theatre and Skee ball
Posted on 01/10/2014 11:06:56 AM PST by C19fan
igher education reminds many of gruelling hours in the library, re-heating Pot Noodles and grubby student pubs. Additional culinary adventures are determined by what can be found in the supermarkets reduced section rather than by what you fancy for dinner. However, the students at High Point University are having a rather different experience. The campus, located in High Point, North Carolina, has more resemblance to a theme park than a traditional university, and boasts amenities you are more likely to find at a high-end hotel than at a school. Aside from the jaw-dropping buildings, a result of more than $700million worth of refurbishing, the campus also has swimming pools, top-end sports facilities and a first-class restaurant where students can enjoy one free five-course meal per week.
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Back in the day, my little state university didn’t serve steak and it’s only extra was the $1 movie or dance once a month at the student union building. Those were also the days when it was cheaper to go to college with room and board than to stay in mom’s basement.
I was in a small town in New England a few years ago, the town was a transportation hub back in the steamboat days, but now the biggest industry was it’s college.
As I walked down streets where the “robber barons” used to live - brownstone mansions with manecured lawns, each building sporting a sign that pointed it out as a dean’s residence, an administration building or housing for the faculty, I marvelled at the weath... and it occurred to me - THESE are the modern day robber-barons.
Why not? An overgrown playground for overgrown children.
Anyone graduating from a “university” like this would signal me that he is clearly not ready for the real-world job market.
and who paid for all this?
It says that some rich guy took over and paid for it all.
Has the author of this ever even BEEN to Walt Disney World?
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