Letter to the Field

Deepen academic friendships

“I still have this imagined idea that we met somewhere in between McGuinn and the Lynch school, on the street, but it might also be that we were maybe on a joint event or something like that. we met and talked and was clear that we had, several joint interests in the field.” – Hans

Build networks

“The center has always had this tradition of learning about higher education systems with people who work within those higher education systems.” -Rebecca

Know the power of symbol

“I noticed that the symbol that they were using, which was ubiquitous all over the place, the flags and all kinds of things was this, what’s now called the peace symbol in this country.” – Phil

Harness the power of social movements

“I learned much of what I know, what I’ve done over the years through, the social movements that I was involved in. I’ve always had a kind of a political social interest in my scholarship and work.” – Phil

Adopt a critical perspective

“We have been quite critical… and that critical aspect I think has always been a very important basis for the center… and because I am responsible to nobody for nothing, we can just say what we want. And, we’ve been very happy to do that over time.” – Phil