Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Century of Decline and Ascent in Higher Education

Huffington Post - Education
August 27th, 2014

Colleges and universities across the United States are opening for the 2014-2015 academic year, in an era when much seems to be new in higher education. I can recall the wisdom of one of my own professors, who would say, "When you're told that something is new and unknown, reach back for something older and forgotten, and see if it's true." American writer Willa Cather provides a portrait of public university life in The Professor's House, published in 1925. How dated is 90 years ago, in the lifespan of the American university? What's new in higher education, and what's not?

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