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Ben Wildavsky / Economy has forced colleges to innovate

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Posted: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 12:01 am

The predicament facing higher education during the economic downturn is in some ways reminiscent of a scene from a 1994 episode of "The Simpsons." After Homer Simpson is banned from his favorite bar, Moe's Tavern, he slouches on his couch despondent. To cheer him up, his daughter Lisa offers a lesson in Chinese philosophy: "Did you know that the Chinese use the same word for 'crisis' as they do for 'opportunity'?" she asks him. Homer brightens up instantly, responding, "Yes! Crisitunity!"

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