Interpretation of Mark Edmundson's Essay

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"Before they arrive, we ply the students with luscious ads, guaranteeing them a cross between summer camp and lotus land" (Edmundson 46). When colleges send out pamphlets and packets about their institution, most of the pictures are of non-academic things, such as, the school's amazingly expensive gymnasium, or their two million dollar swimming pool...
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The idea of education and learning gets lost in the translation when trying to recruit new students. Given a choice of showing potential students pictures of campus over a sheet of information on classes, chances are that aesthetics of the campus will win their attention hands down. This is an example of a true consumerist attitude...
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