Lavin, of course, is hardly a disinterested party, as he promotes fundraising for BGU. But it's the ABSENCE of that pluralistic base that is at issue. One should recognize that every single project or accomplishment he notes is in the research and scientific field, which lots of us would love to support. So here's the deal. Spin off the humanities and social sciences department into an independent college for the liberal arts. Let them earn their own way by raising funds, charging tuition, running conferences for their fellow travelers. Then give me a call. I'll be happy to support a refocused Ben Gurion University.
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