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Author: Richard C Levin
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This engaging collection of speeches and essays, published on the occasion of Richard C. Levin's tenth anniversary as president of Yale University, reflects both the range of his intellectual passions and the depth of his insight into the work of the university. By turns analytical, reflective, and exhortatory, Levin explores what it means to be a world-class university, how the university intersects with local and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Levin
ISBN: 0300100019 9780300100013
OCLC Number: 50859022
Description: xiii, 247 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: From the beginning --
Calm seas, auspicious gales --
Beyond the ivy walls: our university in the wider world --
The purpose of a college education --
On liberal education --
The task of self-discovery --
A serious place --
Preparing for a new millennium --
Discovery --
Westward ho! --
The spirit of adventure --
Yale time --
Beginnings --
Welcome to Yale --
The university's role in society --
Universities and our common wealth --
The American university as an engine of economic growth --
Universities as urban citizens --
The global university --
The graduate's role in society --
Education for self and for others --
On controversy --
Taking the next step --
The task of citizenship --
Beyond community service: the nation and the wider world --
Reflections on revolution --
China on my mind --
Thinking about September 11 --
Building a better Yale --
Yale's fourth century --
Yale at 300 --
Honoring schools, teachers, and traditions --
An embryonic democracy --
A salute to Princeton --
Remembering Oxford --
Chasing after society --
James Tobin, scholar-hero --
A devoted mentor --
Shimon Peres --
Blessed is the match --
Reflections on the American economy --
Can America compete in world markets?: an unconventional view of the 1980s --
Democracy and the market.
Responsibility: Richard C. Levin.

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"This engaging collection of speeches and essays, published on the occasion of Richard C. Levin's tenth anniversary as president of Yale University, reflects both the range of his intellectual passions and the depth of his insight into the work of the university. By turns analytical, reflective, and exhortatory, Levin explores what it means to be a world-class university, how the university intersects with local and global communities, and why a liberal education matters. He offers personal recollections of schools, teachers, and traditions of particular importance in his own life. And, returning to his roots as a professor of economics, he discusses the competitiveness of American industry and the relations between the market economy and American democracy. Throughout these writings Levin illuminates and inspires. Always his affection for the university shines through. Whether greeting incoming freshmen, meditating on September 11, remembering an intellectual hero, saluting graduating seniors, addressing the League of Women Voters, or celebrating Yale's Tercentennial, Levin, by example, shows what a liberal education can achieve."--Publisher description.

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