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Big man on campus : a university president speaks out on higher education

Author: Stephen Joel Trachtenberg; Tansy Howard Blumer
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Touchstone hardcover edView all editions and formats
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A former president of George Washington University shares his insight into the challenges of running a university, in a guide for group leaders and parents of college students that calls for a greater prioritizing of the country's higher educational interests.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Trachtenberg, Stephen Joel.
Big man on campus.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008
(OCoLC)649865977
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Joel Trachtenberg; Tansy Howard Blumer
ISBN: 9781416557197 1416557199 9781416557203 1416557202
OCLC Number: 173299408
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.
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