The File

The File

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The File is a collection of documents from a major dispute involving a number of American college professors, mainly mathematicians, statisticians, and sociologists. The controversy was ignited by the mathematician Serge Lang's reaction to a questionnaire, qThe 1977 Survey of the American Professoriateq, distributed by E. C. Ladd of the University of Connecticut and S. M. Lipset of Stanford. The ensuing discussion - in part acrimonious and personal - soon involved a large group of active and passive participants, and included issues such as survey techniques, evaluation of academic work, public and political honesty, and McCarthyism at Harvard.33), and replied a€œCertainly nota€ to the question: a€œDid you seek advice of counsel as to what action you should take in view of ... He returned in various forms to the same explanation: That he had not thought so much of the law as of the fact that a€œ my ... Dean Bundy answered, a€œThe Corporation is not interested in what you eat for breakfast, Mr. Colea€a€”while making it clear ... I know, too, that David S. Landes , now of Harvard but then an assistant professor at Columbia without tenure, and anbsp;...

Title:The File
Author:Serge Lang
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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