Aspen Ideas Festival

Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels discussed the future of public universities earlier this month on the final day of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival, calling attention to the increasing strain being put on state schools in the U.S. by governance, politics, and funding cuts.

Daniels spoke with New York Times journalist David Leonhardt about the need to protect funding for public universities, a conversation that dovetails with his recent report on the topic titled “Converging Paths: Public and Private Research Universities in the 21st Century.”

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