of a university as an ordinary business venture, and of academic teaching
as a purely private employment, manifests also a radical failure to
apprehend the nature of the social function discharged by the professional
scholar. . . .it is in the public interest that the professorial office
should be one both of dignity and of independence.
Declaration of Principles on Academic Freedom and Academic Tenure,"
AAUP Bulletin, vol.1, part 1, (December 1915).
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