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Dead Person Of The Day December 1 – Clark Kerr

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A great American here folks. Clark Kerr was largely influential in creating access to a top rate higher education to many Americans and basically much of how higher education in this country works (the good parts).

As President of the University of California in 1961, he responded to complaints that a communist was speaking to Berkeley students by declaring that “the university is not engaged in making ideas safe for students. It is engaged in making students safe for ideas.”


Congrats to Cal for making the NOR.  I’m sure its quite an honor for those jamokes.

Clark Kerr (May 17, 1911 – December 1, 2003)

UC Berkeley Public Affairs | 2 December 2003

BERKELEY – Clark Kerr, a towering figure in higher education, died Monday, Dec. 1 at the age of 92. As president of the University of California, he was chief architect of the master plan that guided California public higher education for four decades and is still a national model. Continue 

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