UM: Public Universities

Former University of Michigan president Harold Shapiro is quoted in a Washington Post report about the role of public universities, in light of recent turmoil at the University of Virginia, where president Teresa Sullivan was asked to resign. [Sullivan is a former UM provost.] Shapiro states:  “It’s very easy to focus on what’s popular or profitable. But corporations and universities have different social functions. State universities like Virginia need to ask the people of their state, do they really want a university of great quality?” [Source]