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Bringing Theory to Practice

The State of Universities and Civic Life

Last week I had the good fortune to spend two days in Washington, D.C., with a fascinating and passionate group of people from a range of disciplines and home institutions. What drew them together was their deep concern about the past, present, and future of civic life (particularly in the U.S., but elsewhere as well). This was a gathering of contributors to a new series of books called the Civic Monograph Series put out by Bringing Theory to Practice of the American Association of Colleges and Universities; authors had been invited to contribute a chapter to one of five books Read more