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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Morris review of Carey's 'The End of College'

William L. Morris reviews The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere, by Kevin Carey, at The Buffalo News.
"Carey focuses on a critical moment when a nonminister became the president of Harvard.
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"at the age of 35, Eliot was named president of Harvard where he served for 40 years. He developed what Carey calls the 'hybrid university.' He merged the liberal arts model and the research model with the model that satisfied the craze for engineering and other practical courses. 'Instead of choosing [Eliot] decided to do all three things at once.'
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"A few teachers like William James and Jacques Barzun wrote eloquently about how this hybrid college wasn’t accomplishing anything. Their pleas were ignored."

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