Universities: A Flowering Up North

"I would found first a smoking room; then when I had a little more money in hand I would found a dormitory; then after that, or more probably with it, a decent reading room and a library. After that, if I still had money over that I couldn't use, I would hire a professor and get some text books." Thus, in the '20s, did Humorist Stephen Leacock define a university, and it may be a blessing that he is not alive to see how bustle has replaced his leisurely academe in Canadian higher...

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