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Problems on Campus

Problems on Campus JAMA Revisited July 26, 1971 that this poses a largely unsolved public relations problem. He writes: “Here the universities find themselves at the mercy of the local newspaper and, often more devastating, the local TV Business executive, university trustee, former university 1 newscast. The slightest indication from one student phone call administrator, and faculty member—Pake brings broad that a protest or demonstration is planned will bring all the perspective to his examination of our universities’ present camera trucks, whereas an award of major national signifi- plight. As he views the campus scene, the faculty holds cance to a scholar of the university is very likely to be ig- the seat of power, philosophically because faculty mem- nored. Townspeople hear nothing about the university people bership denotes expertise but practically because of who do their jobs well.” tenure. The man with tenure is immune; he holds his posi- Pake rejects the view held by some that the university tion and draws his salary until he reaches mandatory retire- should be an active political force in major social and political ment age. issues confronting society at any one time. His kind of uni- Tenure—a gift jealously guarded by the American Asso- http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Problems on Campus

JAMA , Volume 326 (4) – Jul 27, 2021

Problems on Campus

Abstract

JAMA Revisited July 26, 1971 that this poses a largely unsolved public relations problem. He writes: “Here the universities find themselves at the mercy of the local newspaper and, often more devastating, the local TV Business executive, university trustee, former university 1 newscast. The slightest indication from one student phone call administrator, and faculty member—Pake brings broad that a protest or demonstration is planned will bring all the perspective to his examination...
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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0098-7484
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1538-3598
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10.1001/jama.2020.18050
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Abstract

JAMA Revisited July 26, 1971 that this poses a largely unsolved public relations problem. He writes: “Here the universities find themselves at the mercy of the local newspaper and, often more devastating, the local TV Business executive, university trustee, former university 1 newscast. The slightest indication from one student phone call administrator, and faculty member—Pake brings broad that a protest or demonstration is planned will bring all the perspective to his examination of our universities’ present camera trucks, whereas an award of major national signifi- plight. As he views the campus scene, the faculty holds cance to a scholar of the university is very likely to be ig- the seat of power, philosophically because faculty mem- nored. Townspeople hear nothing about the university people bership denotes expertise but practically because of who do their jobs well.” tenure. The man with tenure is immune; he holds his posi- Pake rejects the view held by some that the university tion and draws his salary until he reaches mandatory retire- should be an active political force in major social and political ment age. issues confronting society at any one time. His kind of uni- Tenure—a gift jealously guarded by the American Asso-

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Published: Jul 27, 2021

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