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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Naming U. of C. research center after Nobel Prize winner has faculty split

U. of C. is the University of Chicago, and the Nobel Prize winner is Milton Friedman (1912-2006). Jodi S. Cohen reported in the Chicago Tribune, June 18, 2008,
In a letter to U. of C. President Robert Zimmer, 101 professors--about 8 percent of the university's full-time faculty--said they feared that having a center named after the conservative, free-market economist could "reinforce among the public a perception that the university's faculty lacks intellectual and ideological diversity."

(via "Diogenes" at Off the Record)

--Terrence Berres

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