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U N I V E R S I T I E S I N T H E A G E O F C O R P O R AT E S C I E N C E UNIVERSITIES in the AGE of CORPORATE SCIENCE The UC Berkeley–Novartis Controversy ALAN P. RUDY, DAWN COPPIN, JASON KONEFAL, BRADLEY T. SHAW, TOBY TEN EYCK, CRAIG HARRIS, AND LAWRENCE BUSCH T E M P L E U N I V E R S I T Y P R E S S Philadelphia Temple University Press 1601 North Broad Street Philadelphia PA 19122 www.temple.edu/tempress Copyright © 2007 by Temple University All rights reserved Published 2007 Printed in the United States of America The paper used in this publication meets the requirements of the American National Standard for Information Sciences— Permanence of Paper for Printed Library Materials, ANSI Z39.48-1992 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Universities in the age of corporate science : the UC Berkeley–Novartis controversy / Alan P. Rudy . . . [et al.]. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 10: 1-59213-533-1 (hardcover : alk. paper) ISBN 13: 978-1-59213-533-2 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Business and education—United States. 2. Education, Higher— Economic aspects—United States. 3. University of California, Berkeley. 4. Novartis Agricultural Discovery Institute, Inc. I. Rudy, Alan P. LC1085.2.U56 2007 378.1'03—dc22 2006016232 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 T ODAY, the solitary inventor, tinkering in his shop, has been over shadowed by task forces of scientists in laboratories and testing fields. In the same fashion, the free university, historically the fountainhead of free ideas and scientific discovery, has experienced a revolution in the conduct of research. Partly because of the huge costs involved, a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity. For every old blackboard there are now hundreds of new electronic computers. The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite. It is the task of statesmanship to mold, to balance, and to integrate these and other forces, new and old, within the principles of our democratic system—ever aiming toward the supreme goals of our free society. Another factor in maintaining balance involves the element of time. As we peer into society’s future, we—you and I, and our government— must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering, for our own ease and convenience, the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow. —President Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Farewell Address” (1961) ...

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ISBN
9781592135356
Related ISBN
9781592135349
MARC Record
OCLC
184903524
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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