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The Crumbling Ivory Tower - Olivia Judson Blog

Source: judson.blogs.ny Posted By: jw2000 4545 days ago

In some quarters of academia there is a deep longing for a return to the ivory tower – that time when the university was disconnected from commercial interests and faculty members were unsoiled by the financial rewards that can be associated with their research.

I must admit that in some respects I share that nostalgia – it would be good for society if there were institutions to turn to for unbiased opinions on the questions that face society. However, it is also true that universities have turned....

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