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

Main Author: Trachtenberg, Stephen Joel.
Other Authors: Blumer, Tansy Howard.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, c2008.
Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.
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Table of 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.