Friday, February 6, 2015

Big Gifts and Low Profiles Help Conservative Centers Spread to Campuses

The Chronicle of Higher Education
February 5th, 2015

Conservative and libertarian scholars sounded triumphant notes here on Thursday as they described the proliferation of college centers and programs designed to expose undergraduates to their perspectives.
In many cases, establishing such centers at colleges has required sidestepping faculty bodies and enticing the institutions’ administrations with the promise that the centers will bring in new philanthropic support, according to a report on the centers’ progress that was the focus of discussions here.
"Money talks," said the report’s author, Jay Schalin, director of policy analysis at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, as he explained his findings at a luncheon gathering at the libertarian Cato Institute.

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