An Alternative to the Campus as Club Med

Jacuzzis and multimedia theaters, juice bars and hot tubs, sports centers and coffee shops -- they are increasingly part of the college landscape as higher-education institutions seek to attract more students by offering ever-fancier facilities and frills. But in our relentless quest to woo undergraduates, are we creating climates in which our academic programs can thrive and our students can learn? Or are our campuses becoming simply mini-versions of Club Med?

Colleges could