Already this war on gangs in California is taking money from universities to build prisons, and the universities have some clout.
The fact that I spent my life in universities in a manner that I no longer have close identification with bricklayers is a pain to me.
Universities should be about more than developing work skills. They must also be about producing civic-minded and critically engaged citizens - citizens who can engage in debate, dialogue and bear witness to a different and critical sense of remembering, agency, ethics and collective resistance.
If we expect our children to thrive at our colleges and universities, and succeed in our economy once they graduate - first we must make quality, affordable early childhood education accessible to all.
Universities are not here to be mediums for the coercion of other people, they're here to be mediums for the free exchange of ideas.
As many know, and especially those who may have young sons or daughters at colleges or universities, the last thing you want to hear is a call that perhaps one of your children was injured or, even worse, lost their life in a tragic fire at a dorm or campus housing.
We in universities are not in the democracy business. What we do, when we're doing it, is teach and learn.
Our universities advocate fragmentation in their course systems.
The U.S. is the biggest investor in research and development in the world. It has the best universities. Keeping them supplied with the best talent is essential.
Dumbing down takes many forms: art that is good for you, museums that flatter you, universities that increase your self-esteem. Culture, after all, is really about you.
Great research universities must insist on independence from government and on the exercise of academic freedom.
I felt a failure because I couldn't sustain myself from what I earned from my writing. My day jobs were what mattered, and it was hard to even get those because universities wouldn't hire me as a real writer.
Top-up fees mean that universities are increasingly under pressure to confer degrees upon students, who perceive the degree as a commodity they've purchased. Failure doesn't enter into anyone's calculations.
Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world, especially in my field.
In the universities, cheap, vulnerable labor means adjuncts and graduate students.
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