Universities: The Future Is Public

Whether public or private, most U.S. colleges are in such desperate financial straits that by the year 2000 they will be almost totally dependent on the Federal Government for support. So last week argued Alan Pifer, president of New York's Carnegie Corporation, in a frank and chilling analysis of the nation's academic future. Speaking in Minneapolis, Pifer warned that it was high time for educators in the public and private sectors to stop their selfish factional disputes and get together to help shape new national policies on which federal funding must be...