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WATCH: Friends Speaker Series with Sol Gittleman


If you missed the Friends Speaker Series on November 8th, you can watch the recording on YouTube thanks to WinCAM!

Sol Gittleman, author and Professor Emeritus at Tufts University, discussed his book An Accidental Triumph: The Improbable History of American Higher Education. This event was made possible by your generous donations to the Friends of the Winchester Public Library.

Hardly a day passes without some reference to the decline of American colleges and universities. America has created, mostly by accident, a higher education enterprise unlike any in the world. In the years after WWII, American faculty have come to dominate the Nobel Prizes, while millions of international students seek a place on any American campus. So, what are we: a higher education disaster, or the envy of the world? The answer is: both. How did this happen?

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