Why Universities Alone Aren't Going to Save Your Economy

Mark Makela for The Chronicle

Dilapidated buildings border the campus 
of Drexel U., 
in Philadelphia. 
The university 
is working 
to improve 
its neighborhood.
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Today, college after college, urban and rural, from the tiniest liberal-arts institution to the sprawling research university, is pitching itself as a driver of economic revitalization, its...

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