In this week’s Pope Center Clarion Call, Duke Cheston writes about one of the many reasons why higher education costs more than it needs to, namely that colleges and universities don’t make efficient use of space.
It isn’t hard to see why this is the case. Almost all of them are non-profit institutions, so officials don’t have much to gain by minimizing costs. Instead, other considerations matter far more, such as convenience for faculty and students. They’d rather sleep late and leave early.