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
School of Social Work