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- Mark Taylor chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University, professor of philosophy of religion at Union Theological Seminary, and professor emeritus of humanities at Williams College. His latest book is titled, "Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming our Colleges and Universities."
- Andrew Hacker professor of Political Science at Queens College, New York, and co-author of "Higher Education? How Colleges Are Wasting Our Money and Failing Our Kids - And What We Can Do About It"
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