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No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom (Cultural Front)
by Cary Nelson
The modern university is sustained by academic freedom; it guarantees higher education's independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. The need to uphold those values would seem obvious. Yet the university is presently under siege from all corners; workers are being exploited with paltry salaries for full-time work, politics and profit rather than intel ...more
Hardcover, 289 pages
Published February 1st 2010 by New York University Press
(first published January 2nd 2010)
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A quick read with interesting and articulate, although at times belabored, proposals for higher education reform. Topically, however, it is so specific I doubt it would have much appeal to those outside the Ivory Tower.