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Indoor Tennis & Track Center Noted in Boston Globe Story on College Amenities

September 9, 2002

September 9, 2002, Greencastle, Ind. - "Once the tearful goodbyes are over and the family minivan has pulled away, there are enough sushi stations, big-screen televisions, personal trainers, cable channels in the dorm room, cybercafes, and videos available in the library to distract and entertain even those freshmen who came to college to study," writes Mary Leonard in the Boston Globe story on the amenities that are becoming commonplace on college campuses. The story by Leonard, a 1970 graduate of DePauw University, was carried by other newspapers, including the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. In it, she writes, "There's a putting green and batting cages at the new indoor tennis and track center at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana."

The article is entitled "On campus, comforts are major." Leonard states, "Administrators who have overseen several years of swanky-suite construction and cafeterias morphing into food courts admit there is an accelerating trend toward providing college creature comforts. It's fueled both by fierce competition among institutions to keep up enrollment and by sophisticated market research on what you need to keep an 18-year-old happy." Kevin Kruger, associate executive director of the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, tells the newspaper, ''This is definitely driven by a competitive marketplace. Campuses are trying to attract the best students, and amenities catch people's attention.''

You can read the article in its entirety at the Globe's Web site by clicking here.

The indoor track and tennis center has been named as one of the outstanding public tennis facilities for 2002 by the The United States Tennis Association (USTA). You can read more about that by clicking here.

Source: Boston Globe

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