My dad sent me one from The Guardian. It outlines what people on this side of the Pond would consider a radical plan for “saving” Oxford University, a plan that most people familiar with US higher education would just shrug their shoulders at. Here, in cutting-edge Cambridge, a horse has just trotted past my window.
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“Sir Colin Lucas, the retiring vice-chancellor, argued last October: universities that reject the public purse “are at jeopardy either of growing public irrelevance … or else of dependence upon other interests with strong agendas”.”
Like…the State doesn’t have a “strong agenda”, oh no, perish the thought.