By Harry Lewis

America's nice examine universities are the envy of the world—and none extra so than Harvard. by no means ahead of has the contest for excellence been fiercer. yet whereas striving to be unsurpassed within the caliber of its school and scholars, Universities have forgotten that the basic objective of undergraduate schooling is to show teenagers into adults who will take accountability for society. In Excellence with out a Soul, Harry Lewis, a Harvard professor for greater than thirty years and Dean of Harvard collage for 8, attracts from his adventure to give an explanation for how our nice universities have deserted their venture. Harvard is exclusive; it's the richest, oldest, strongest college in the USA, and so it has set many criteria, for greater or worse. Lewis evaluates the mess ups of this grand institution—from the new button factor of grade inflation to the new controversy over Harvard's dealing with of date rape cases—and makes an impassioned argument for switch. The lack of function in America's nice faculties isn't inconsequential. Harvard, Yale, Stanford—these areas force American schooling, on which loads of our destiny relies. it's time to ask whether or not they are doing the activity we'd like them to do.

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