<>< Josh Rule : : 2008 MCPP Intern
Laura J. Davis wrote a great current comment today about university housing and privatization. One of her better points, and one often overlooked, is that universities simply are not in the housing business. They are educators, and the more they distract themselves with peripheries like housing, the more they disservice students by forgetting why those students are there in the first place – to learn. It is true that they all need to be housed, but that is not why they traveled from around the world to attend that university. If the education is good, though, students will find a way to house themselves, even if, as happened at my university, one or two end up living in the architecture studios.