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Mo. College Debates Balance Of Academia, Budget

The new president of the University of Missouri — who came from the world of business — decided to close the university's press rather than make up a shortfall in its $400,000 a year budget. That has sparked a protest movement in the academic world, which is worried about the incursion of corporate values into academia. There is special concern about what the closing may mean for academic research into the work of Langston Hughes. The collected work of Hughes is published by the University of Missouri press.
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