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Excellence without a soul : does liberal education have a future?

Author: Harry R Lewis
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2007.
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America's great research universities are the envy of the world--and none more so than Harvard. Never before has the competition for excellence been fiercer. But while striving to be unsurpassed in the quality of its faculty and students, Universities have forgotten that the fundamental purpose of undergraduate education is to turn young people into adults who will take responsibility for society. In Excellence  Read more...
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Lewis, Harry.
Excellence Without a Soul.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2007
(OCoLC)798535061
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry R Lewis
ISBN: 9781586485016 1586485016
OCLC Number: 132687671
Description: xvi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Choice and direction --
Meritocracy and citizenship --
Contact, competition, cooperation --
The eternal enigma: advising --
Why grades go up --
Evaluation is educational --
Independence, responsibility, rape --
Students and money --
College athletes and money.
Responsibility: Harry R. Lewis.
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Explains how our great universities have abandoned their mission. Harvard is unique; it is the richest, oldest, most powerful university in America, and so it has set many standards, for better or  Read more...

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