UBC Reports
November 28, 1996


Whither/wither? See Calendar


One partial answer to "Whither or wither?" on the future of universities (UBC Reports, Oct. 17) can be found in the spread on pages 4 and 5, same issue (Calendar). There are listed on-campus lectures and seminars, concerts and authors' readings and other events for the next two weeks (a regular UBC Reports feature). These programs bring together, with the public, a host of artists and scholars whose specializations may conceal their fields' inter-relatedness. They represent a community of diverse cultural pursuits. They require a university-like place for meetings and cross-disciplinary communication--none of which Prof. Marchak's dispassionate presentation even alludes to.

Henry S. Maas
Emeritus Professor
School of Social Work

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