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Commentary & Opinion
3:50 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Karen Hitchcock: Public Higher Education - Disinvestment Puts Quality At Risk

Late one evening not long ago, I had left the TV tuned to the David Letterman show while I finished up some writing.  As the former president of two different public universities – one in the United States and one in Canada – imagine my shock when I heard the following: “I’m dumb, I went to a state college.” Let me repeat that:  “I’m dumb,” said Mr. Letterman, “ I went to a state college.”

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