And now for the real university issue: car parking

“In his book The Uses of the University the former Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley, Clark Kerr, suggested that a university President has three key tasks which his or her main stakeholders will expect to see achieved: ‘sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.’ Only the last of these, he suggested, presented a problem. In fact, another bon mot also attributed to him is that a university is ‘a series of individual faculty entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over car parking’ …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 16 November]

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