[ by Charles Cameron — Universities hither and yon, illustrating Matthew 25:29 and it clearly still is news ]
Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and acclaimed astronomer Professor Andrea Ghez were among the recipients of honorary degrees at Encaenia..
News below from my alma mater, the University of Oxford
It’s worth noting that the gift to the humanities (top panel, above), though smaller than that to the sciences (lower panel), is to the University of Oxford itself, whereas the gift to the sciences, though larger, is to the city of Oxford.
But Oxford — city with university, town and gown — benefits in both cases.
Contrast that with the University of Alaska:
My hope here would be for the university to prioritize the full continuation of its unique services – the indigenous language and arctic climate change programs — all else is covered elsewhere..
A Biblical explanation:
For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.
Or, musically stated:
Oxford University, Honorary degrees awarded at Encaenia 2019, Oxford University, University announces unprecedented investment in the Humanities Oxford University, Legal & General commits £4 billion to Oxford partnership Bryan Alexander, Alaska gears up to clobber its universities University of Alaska, Main page, University of Alaska
If we're going to live under a plutocracy, is this what humanists have to hope for?
Do we become cargo cult worshippers of the 1%?
— Bryan Alexander (@BryanAlexander) July 5, 2019