A novel about Vivian, a young Irish girl sent by rail from a New York City tenement to Minnesota in the early 1900s. She was one of thousands of abandoned children sent to live with rural families for a better life. But not all ended up in loving homes.
State university systems across the country are under increasing pressure to serve a rapidly changing student population while controlling costs and updating their missions. A panel of leaders in state university education talk with Diane about the complex mission of these institutions of higher learning and why they’re the subject of so much criticism today.
- Patricia Florestano Maryland's Secretary of Higher Education and head of the Maryland Higher Education Commission
- Gordon Davies president of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
- Charles B. Reed chancellor of the California State University system
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