Four articles on the institutions that some people are pleased to call "higher" education.
The LA Times offers supporting anecdotes:
This is cramming for final exams? Free massages, movie screenings and shuttle service to doughnut shops?
Increasingly, colleges are replacing burnt coffee and sleep deprivation with cushy programs to ease the stress of finals week.
Richard K. Vedder has raised a couple hundred thou to further study why college costs so much. (Shuttle service to doughnut shops?)
Finally, one encouraging article, an article about UMBC's Meyerhoff Scholars program and about the possibility of getting American students to enjoy studying science.