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The Urban University and the Future of Our Cities


reviewed by Martin Lichterman - 1967

coverTitle: The Urban University and the Future of Our Cities
Author(s): Martin J. Klotsche
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Most people will agree that the idea of the land grant college was perhaps the greatest contribution to higher educational theory made by the United States. "The marriage of conceptualization and application," as Chancellor Franklin D. Murphy, of the University of California at Los Angeles has put it, made possible the enormous productivity of American agriculture and even today is showing underdeveloped nations how to secure adequate supplies of food. It was an historical accident that established the land grant colleges and most of the state universities in relatively isolated rural areas of our nation. Today in a highly and increasingly urbanized nation the land grant colleges have evolved into vast "multiversities" with entirely new constituencies far different from the sons and daughters of "agriculturalists and mechanics" whom they served in their early years. In many instances the land grant institutions have established new campuses in the cities in order... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 69 Number 1, 1967, p. 100-101
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2080, Date Accessed: 9/23/2019 2:07:03 PM

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