By Hanna Holborn Gray
In trying to find Utopia, Hanna Holborn grey displays at the nature of the college from the viewpoint of today’s learn associations. specifically, she examines the guidelines of former collage of California president Clark Kerr as expressed within the makes use of of the college, written through the tumultuous Sixties. She contrasts Kerr’s imaginative and prescient of the research-driven “multiveristy” with the conventional liberal academic philosophy espoused via Kerr’s modern, former collage of Chicago president Robert Maynard Hutchins. Gray’s insightful research indicates that either Kerr, commonly thought of a realist, and Hutchins, obvious as an oppositional idealist, have been utopians. She then surveys the liberal arts culture and the present kingdom of liberal studying within the undergraduate curriculum inside of learn universities. As grey displays on significant tendencies and debates because the Nineteen Sixties, she illuminates the continuum of utopian wondering larger schooling through the years, revealing the way it applies even in today’s weather of problem.