“Fiercely Independent” New University Already Has $10 Mil In Donations And Applications From 1,000 Professors

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“We’re done waiting for America’s universities to fix themselves,” stated a promotional video for The University of Austin posted on Twitter Monday morning. “So we’re starting a new one.”

The announcement garnered national attention partially for its board of advisers — a who’s who of higher education critics and iconoclasts such as former New York Times columnist Bari Weiss, Harvard academic Steven Pinker, former Harvard University president Lawrence H. Summers and playwright David Mamet. More

One of their first participants is a victim of the transmob in Britain. Here

7 Comments on “Fiercely Independent” New University Already Has $10 Mil In Donations And Applications From 1,000 Professors

  1. Still wondering how we have public institutions that can violate their Constitutional obligations without getting sued out of their endowments…

    KR

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  2. Perhaps Mamet is hoping to influence their agenda. Hope so.
    If it’s a simple experiment in drawing people willing to pay for their product, then capitalism wins. If it’s a grift for government dollars, well, we have seen how profitable that can be.

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  3. I dunno, all these higher ed types starting the new Uni. It makes me suspect they could bring their old ways with them.

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  4. I love this spirit and purpose.

    If I had won the recent half billion dollar lottery here where I live, I would show meaningful support for this kind of endeavor. I think communal homes schools is an idea worth exploring, too. Localized by need/request. Small by nature with growth potential.

    P.S. Bought my first lottery ticket in decades just because it was stupid not to risk a dollar or two for it. I mean, C’mon, man. 🙂

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