Friday, February 29, 2008

Conflict of Interest? Atlas Shrugged

From The Charleston Gazette: West Virginia's Marshall University has accepted a $1 million grant from BB&T. But the money comes with a catch -- Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged must be part of the Center for the Advancement of American Capitalism (the institute founded by the grant)'s curriculum. This of course, raises some issues about the academic integrity of allowing a particular book's spot on an academic syllabus to essentially be purchased. Especially when the book in question is such a well, polarizing title. (You think the movie will be required too?)

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