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Just Send the Money


Things are deteriorating so badly in California that the chancellor and vice-chancellor of UC-Berkeley are pleading for the creation of a new “national federal-state university system,” starting with a few select public research universities (such as Berkeley). Essentially, the federal government would guarantee the universities’ operating funds. Writing in the Washington Post, Robert J. Birgeneau and Frank D. Yeary call their proposal “a 21st-century version of the Morrill Act.”


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