Integration, Inquiry, and the Hopeful Search for Truth

Over the past five to ten years, a strange discontent has bubbled up out of the nation’s leading universities. If I had to put my finger on the source of this discontent— and this is out of Harvard, Yale, Princeton— I’d say that leading administrators at many institutions are confronting the perplexing realization that universities seem unable to be universities. Universities seem unable to gain and implement the self-understanding of what they are as an institution, the purpose of what they do in the classroom with their students, and what they hope to form in their students and to produce as graduates.

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