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University, Inc. : the corporate corruption of higher education

Author: Jennifer Washburn
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"University Inc. exposes for the first time the toxic mix of science and profit that is destroying the historic independence of American universities and reveals how commercial conflicts have led to compromised research, a loss of scholarly independence, the downsizing of teaching, and the erosion of the humanities. Drawing on extensive interviews and original research, investigative reporter Jennifer Washburn  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Washburn
ISBN: 0465090524 9780465090525 0465090516 9780465090518
OCLC Number: 70401752
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: pages cm
Contents: A new kind of uprising at Berkeley --
The lessons of history --
The birth of the market-model U. --
The republic of science in turmoil --
Are conflicts of interest hazardous to our health? --
The university as business --
Dreaming of Silicon Valley --
Paying more for less: the commercial squeeze on teaching & the humanities --
The path forward: preserving the public domain.
Responsibility: Jennifer Washburn.

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Jennifer Washburn, a scholar and journalist, reveals how the growing influence of corporations over universities compromises the future of all those whose careers depend on a university education,  Read more...

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