The Mission of a University

Hart, Jeffrey
October 1980
National Review;10/3/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 20, p1188
The article reflects on the mission of a university. It presents a background of the purpose of U.S. colleges and universities. It discusses the curriculum and the mission of Dartmouth College. It discusses the relevance of the humanities courses being taught at several U.S. universities and colleges.


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