College doesn't mean what it used to


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Posted by 05 Devil on September 13, 20 at 14:41:36:

In Reply to: Question posted by So So on September 13, 20 at 10:53:11:

There seem to be two entirely different ideas of what college is. There's this old idea of college, an experience, where norms like the ACT, SAT, on campus life, and all that are in flux. Seems to me that was the case when I was raised on the late-century evolution of college from hippies to party schools (Go Devils!), and now it's something weird that I hate.

Then there is the other idea of what college is. For those lucky enough to know what they want to study, specialized learning is so intense within what were once broad degree programs. Business, engineering, hard sciences, math...these are specialized in ways that offer learning and experience like never before (Go Devils!).

I guess the whole "idea" of college is ever-changing and is still about youth. So nobody posting on Cactus Ranch really has much of a clue. But the specialized learning of college never really cared about these things, and I am thrilled ASU is at the forefront of growth in these areas. Party school was fun, though.


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