Another role for colleges: Archivist
The Boston Globe - 05/17/2015
The university as archivist is a notion as old as universities themselves, yet this role is rarely what we talk about when we talk about college today. It’s far away from concerns over tuition, admissions, student loans — and in many ways runs in direct opposition to those other issues. So how does a modern institution both provide an affordable education and serve as an ever-expanding repository of cultural artifacts?