Law Quadrangle (formerly Law Quad Notes)


Extracts from the Report to the President of the University for the year 1969-70.

I note a peculiar hiatus in discussions now going forward on university campuses. My complaint, of course, is not that there is an absence of talk. On the contrary, this is a time when fierce and raucous contentions rage on the campus and in which universities are receiving noisy and unflattering attention from persons not associated with higher education. Appropriately enough, there is much talk on the campuses about the great issues of domestic and international policy. We debate questions of student participation in university administration and we contend over faculty prerogatives. These also are important matters deserving discussion. In fact, we talk copiously about almost everything except those things that are of the most fundamental importance to university people: what is a university, and what are its vital missions in these times?