Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Interesting Sentences

by Andrew Gillen

From Clark Kerr circa 1963:
An almost ideal location for a modern university is to be sandwiched between a middle-class district on its way to becoming a slum and an ultramodern industrial park – so that students may live in the one and the faculty consult in the other.
Universities seeking to rise in the academic hierarchy… a mad scramble for football stars and professorial luminaries. The former do little studying and the latter little teaching, and so they form a neat combination of muscle and intellect.
I once said in the 1950's as Chancellor at Berkeley that the great administrative problems of the day were sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty; but it could better be said now that the problems are, instead, athletics for the students who have gone "straight," sex for the professors with some of whom the counter-culture still finds support, and parking for the alumni as they return for thier refresher courses.


capeman said...

Ah, a good reminder of why Clark Kerr crashed and burned in the Berkeley uprising. The guy was way overrated, and in the wrong job.

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