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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Trachtenberg, Stephen Joel.
Big man on campus.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg; Tansy Howard Blumer
|ISBN:||9781416557197 1416557199 9781416557203 1416557202|
|Notes:||"A Touchstone book."|
|Description:||xiii, 266 pages ; 25 cm|
|Contents:||Enrollment is life --
Young enough to still do some damage --
Believe in the unproven --
To get things done, risk being wrong --
Don't make everybody mad at you at the same time --
No tired bureaucrats need apply --
The best four years of your life are the next four years of your life, forever --
Faculty engagements --
Schmoozing for dollars --
Seize the day --
Descartes goes into a bar and orders a martini --
The virtues of college athletics --
The bride is too beautiful --
You can't anticipate every crisis --
The benefits of being a twentieth-century man --
The ideal university? --
Perpetual institutions, mortal leaders.
|Responsibility:||Stephen Joel Trachtenberg with Tansy Howard Blumer.|
"Big Man on Campus is an engaging, wise, and candid memoir -- the story of a successful leader whose love for his job infused his career at every point. It is hard to imagine a better picture of the