The best university FOR the world

Posted: November 22, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Prof. Tom Lovejoy recently reminded me of the conversation we had over lunch at Barra de Tijuca in Rio last summer, during the Rio+20 U.N. Conference, right before I joined Mason and before he received the prestigious Blue Planet Prize:

The university should not strive to be the best in the world, but the best for the world.

Our mission statement should reflect that idea.

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