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A voice from the past warns of the Big Money takeover of the university
A voice from the past warns of the Big Money takeover of the university

"The present primacy of public relations in the management of universities, the view that they must ingratiate themselves with the public, and in particular with the most wealthy and influential portions of it, the doctrine that a university may properly frame its policies in order to get money and that it may properly teach or study whatever it can get financed--these notions are ruinous to a university in any rational conception of it." Robert Maynard Hutchins was the most eminent educator in the country during his life, a reformer and visionary who built the University of Chicago into one of the leading academic institutions in the land. As a demonstration of his...

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