- - Wednesday, September 20, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Long ago and far away faculties ran universities, and students, by in large, got a good education. Today universities are run by professional administrators and campus mobs. What students get can hardly be described as a good education (“Nine arrested at Ben Shapiro speech as Berkeley officials express ‘relief’ that protest wasn’t worse,” Web, Sept. 15).

Years ago I listened to a speaker whose theme was “the high cost of low living” and still today I remember his words. I would give the strongest possible urging to all faculty to reflect on the wisdom of this phrase and return the university to its former position of value in society. The alternative, for faculty, students and society, is highly unattractive.

GORDON E. FINLEY

Emeritus professor of psychology

Florida International University

Miami

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