Education: Willard v. Profits

Over in their graves whirled many dead educators recently when a remarkable criticism was leveled at the University of Illinois: "The driving force of the profit motive which characterizes American industry is lacking." This was the opinion of the Chicago firm of Booz, Fry, Allen & Hamilton, business analysts, who had been hired (for $20,000) by the Illinois Board of Trustees to look over the university.

The criticism outraged the university's president, Engineer Arthur C. Willard, who had supposed that the central character and achievement of a university was cultural, would be intangible...

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