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Higher-Education Critics Launch University of Austin

Larry Summers

Larry Summers

Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg

A group of public figures, many of whom are vocal critics of higher education in the U.S., are creating a new university in Austin, Texas. 

Their goal for The University of Austin is to address “a gaping chasm between the promise and the reality of higher education,” Pano Kanelos, the former president of St. John’s College in Annapolis wrote in an announcement on Bari Weiss’s Substack newsletter.