Opining on Fisk

I’m in today’s Tennessean with an op-ed piece on Fisk University and its sad efforts to sell the Steiglitz Collection of art to an opportunistic Wal-Mart heiress. The piece makes the point, expressed here earlier, that Fisk should get out of the business of being a college, sell the art for $100 million or so, and use the proceeds to support the work of up and coming African-Americans in a wide variety of fields.

When I began teaching at Harvard in 1979, female students were still admitted in name only to Radcliffe, although none of the ones in my classes in any way thought of themselves as “Cliffies.” During the time I was there, Radcliffe grew into the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and, last year, its president¬† became the first female president of Harvard.


One Response to Opining on Fisk

  1. tennesseeguy says:

    The saga continues as the O’Keeffe museum challenges the Fisk/Wal-Mart museum deal in court. Article here.

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