|Donald Kennedy, Stanford||Clark Kerr, UC-Berkeley||Fran Lawrence, Rutgers|
"In my own teaching in the human biology program and elsewhere, I try to persuade students that knowledge acquired for its own sake may be entertaining and important and may even advance the culture. But that to be truly educated they need to be able to take knowledge they've acquired and apply it to unique circumstances, to convert it to action and that in the process of conversion, the knowledge becomes not only of practical value but more important, connections are suggested between this body of knowledge and other bodies of knowledge. And most important of all, students get a sense of the power of knowledge, that it is translatable into something important, that you can work with the tools over unfamiliar ground and on unfamiliar materials and gain confidence that they will work." Interview with Donald Kennedy in "Becoming Stanford: The Making of an American University."
"Becoming Stanford: The Making of an American University:" Interview with Kennedy, where he recounts how he came to be President of Stanford and why he decided to step down in 1992.
"Communicating Science to the Masses:" an interview with Kennedy, from 2001, shortly after he became editor of Science magazine.
"The new biology is going to affect research in higher education more profoundly than anything that happened out of Shockwave I," Kerr said. And, he added, "Its bringing intrusion of corporations into higher education more than ever before." Kerr speaking on the the challenges facing the university, Nov. 30th, 2001.
Information page on Kerr's tenure as chancellor.
Kerr's inaugural address, "The Worth of Intellect," Berkeley, Sept 1958
Alex Sherriff, vice-chancellor of student affairs under Kerry, provides an extended account of his growing disillussionment with Kerr during the late sixties.
And, from the same oral history project, an account of Kerr's resignation in '65 and his subsequent retraction of his resignation. Kerr was subsequently fired for being too lenient handling student unrest during the Free Speech Movement by the Board of Regents, acting on instructions from newly-elected governor Ronald Reagan in 1967.
Fran Lawrence, President of Rutgers University, 1990-
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