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Notes from the Editors, December 2003

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» Notes from the Editors

On October 27, 2003, the New York Times ran a guest column on its Op-Ed page by David L. Kirp entitled How Much for That Professor? The piece, which was about universities spending big bucks to get professors with star power, focused in its opening and closing paragraphs on the case of Niall Ferguson, described as the most widely discussed and controversial British historian of his generation. Last winter, New York University successfully recruited Ferguson away from Oxford University with promises of big money and reduced teaching responsibilities. Barely six months later Harvard lured Ferguson away from New York University with an offer of even bigger rewards


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Education; Political Economy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14452/MR-055-07-2003-11_0

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