Vladimir Putin

Williams, Dr. David Carlton

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The third crisis in three decades. A review of the others. A statement about the plight of universities today, with regard to maintaining a "policy of openness and accessibility and to maintain and improve the system, while on the other [hand] we face imposed budget restrictions, plus the impact of external events, i.e. inflation and altered government policy." A review of the current situation with regard to budget cuts. Problems this has caused, but short- and long-term. Suggestions from those outside the universities, and a refutation of same. An analysis of the profession from the University of Western Ontario. The significance and importance of universities. A plea for support.