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December 15 2017

LSU’s ‘Lazy River’ and the Student-Fee Sham

via The Wall Street Journal
by Naomi Schaefer Riley

There may be no better symbol of American higher education’s wasteful indulgence than Louisiana State University’s lazy river. Part of a recently opened $85 million recreation center, the lazy river is where students ride inflatable tubes on a water current in the shape of the school’s initials. As F. King Alexander, LSU’s president, said before the ribbon-cutting: “We’re here to give you everything you need. . . . I don’t want you to leave the campus ever.” And why would they?

When asked to defend the water ride, the administration...

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