Sunday, July 28, 2013

When Williams and UT Met

In February 1964 CBS news made its was to the bucolic, isolated campus of Williams College, my undergraduate alma mater. the purpose of their visit was to tape a discussion between Williams' legendary President John Sawyer and the equally outsized chancellor of the University of Texas System, Harry Ransom. Their discussion was far-ranging. What is especially fascinating, though, is just how salient to today's debates over higher education their conversation is. You can read about the discussion, see clips, and read current Williams professors' responses here

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