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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.