The state of the modern university

Robert Anderson (Edinbugh): The "Idea of a University" Today. Good for business: Ross McKibbin on the Higher Education Funding Council for England's Research Excellence Framework: Second Consultation on the Assessment and Funding of Research, a document written in a bureaucratic vocabulary that reflects little credit on those who commissioned it. Anthony Grafton on the disgrace of the universities in Britain. The American Advantage: Itamar Rabinovich on how diversity, autonomy and philanthropy define the US university model. A review of The Great American University by Jonathan Cole (and more and more and more). From Academe, a review of Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class by Christopher Newfield; and how have Historically Black and Universities responded to the current crisis? More and more and more and more and more on Louis Menand's The Marketplace of Ideas: Reform and Resistance in the American University. A review of Socrates in the Boardroom: Why Research Universities Should Be Led by Top Scholars by Amanda Goodall. From New Proposals, a special issue on universities, corporatization and resistance. Beyond scholar activism: An essay on making strategic interventions inside and outside the neoliberal university. Liberal education after Antioch: The story of the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute suggests a radical alternative to corporatization. From The New Atlantis, how science has transformed the humanities: Non-scientists Patrick Deneen, Ivan Kenneally, Peter Augustine Lawler, Shilo Brooks, and Rita Koganzon remark on the state of the modern university. Oh, the Humanities: Rochelle Gurstein on what liberal arts are good for. From Expositions, a symposium on Mark C. Taylor’s op-ed "End the University as We Know It".