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Letters...Why don’t you return to the status quo ante?

Funding higher education

In “From the President” (February/05) Don M. Randel states, “But no matter what one believes about the need to control the mushrooming deficits…it cannot be supposed that reducing support for access to the world’s best system of higher education and reducing support that has produced the world’s most powerful economy and strongest defense is the solution.” Some of us believe the universities with their enormous endowments should be the primary source of funding for higher education and basic research, not the federal government.

Much of the reputation of our great educational system was built before the federal government became deeply involved. By reducing government involvement universities should be able to operate more efficiently and attract even more private funds.

E. M. Bakwin, MBA’61

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