Save the University

In Privatization on February 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

“Save the University” was a teach-in on September 23rd, 2009 organized by the Solidarity Alliance with speakers from the faculty group, “SAVE.” Wendy Brown’s speech, which addresses the manifestations and effects of privatization, is particularly compelling:


“Privatization of a public university means narrowed access; expanded inequalities; destroyed shared purposes; devalued knowledge and research that is not entrepreneurial or applicable; research that is contoured toward corporate and away from public ends; constricted academic freedom; eroded shared governance and education that is rich, deep, broad and critical, radically eschewed.”

— Wendy Brown, Heller Professor of Political Science


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