Articles tagged: Truman Commission

American Higher Education: An Obligation to the Future

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By Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Is higher education meant to help develop an inquiring mind and a deep appreciation for the value of how knowledge enriches one’s lifelong personal and professional achievements—or, should it be simply focused on gaining the skills to pursue a well paying career?

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Higher Education in a Global, Digital Information Economy

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By Arthur Levine, President, Woodrow Wilson Foundation and former President and Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

In the years ahead, consumers and stakeholders will demand that all higher education institutions be updated to meet contemporary needs. This can occur either by repairing the existing institutions or by creating new institutions to replace them.

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A New Strategy to Maintain America’s Position of Global Preeminence

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By Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus of the University of California, Berkeley

American research and teaching universities have been the envy of the world for six decades. Unfortunately, their record of excellence and achievement may not continue to hold up—and if it does not, we may find ourselves losing our position as worldwide leaders.

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Fault Lines in the Compact: Higher Education and the Public Interest of the United States

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By Ronald J. Daniels, President, Johns Hopkins University;
Phillip M. Spector, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Johns Hopkins University;
Rebecca Goetz, Research Assistant

The relationship between government and the university in the United States is, in the minds of many commentators, fraught.

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