7.5.08

THE WRONG KIND OF EXCESS CAPACITY. The drug bust at San Diego State prompts alum Matt Welch to quip, "Funny, I thought that cheap access to frat-boy drugs were the whole point of SDSU.... " Now Trending opens its coverage with "With its reputation as being the biggest party school in Southern California, nearly 100 students were arrested Tuesday in a sting operation at San Diego State University." I Need to Calm Down motivates a comment on press coverage of the vice squad with "This is apparently big news because, as everyone knows, college students don’t do drugs. (I can’t even keep a straight face typing that. Is the pervasiveness of drug culture on college campuses really news? Really?)" Taken together, the posts say more about what universal college would look like than all the mission statements and strategic plans can.

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