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ERIC Number: EJ1027911
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-3667
The University's Sacred Mission
Myers, Sondra
Journal of General Education, v63 n1 p64-71 2014
William Rainey Harper, president of the University of Chicago from 1891 to 1906, declared that "the university is the Messiah of the democracy, its to-be-expected deliverer." The university has not always adopted that sacred charge willingly or effectively. We need to cut to the quick and demonstrate that democracy cannot survive without informed and engaged citizens. The university should and can deliver those citizens to our society while, at the same time, preparing them for careers and professions--or risk the erosion of our precious legacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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