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The money stays on campus: Universities and control of urban communities.

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We're talking about the real estate department, the technology transfer division, the development office, the police force, the data mining contracts - those are never in the conversation about austerity budgets, because those are the for-profit entities that have nothing to do with teaching classes. We have this false narrative that institutions of higher education are primarily about the business of teaching, when they haven't been that for at least four decades.

Urbanist and historian Davarian L. Baldwin on the dynamics between urban universities and the communities outside their walls - but increasingly under their control, and his book In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities from Bold Type Books.

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Davarian L. Baldwin

Davarian L. Baldwin is anurbanist, historian, and the Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies and founding director of the Smart Cities Lab at Trinity College.

 

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