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Kerr, Clark

(kûr, kär), 1911–2003, American educational reformer, b. Reading, Pa., grad. Swarthmore College (B.A., 1932) and the Univ. of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1939). He was a professor of industrial relations at Berkeley from 1945 until 1952 when he was named chancellor. In 1958 he became president of the Univ. of California, building its prestigious system until 1967, when Gov. Ronald ReaganReagan, Ronald Wilson
, 1911–2004, 40th president of the United States (1981–89), b. Tampico, Ill. In 1932, after graduation from Eureka College, he became a radio announcer and sportscaster.
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 had him dismissed because of campus unrest. He became director of the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education, which called for a "bill of educational rights," and author of its report Three Thousand Futures (1970). His writings include The Uses of the University (1972) and The Future of Industrial Societies (1983).

Kerr, Clark

(1911–  ) university president, economist; born in Stony Creek, Pa. A widely published labor economist and labor arbitrator, he presided over rapid growth at the University of California (chancellor 1952–58, president 1958–67), coined the term "multiversity," and wrote the controversial Uses of the University (1963). He chaired the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education (1967–73).
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The standoff ended after 32 hours when UC President Clark Kerr agreed not to press charges and to appoint a committee of students, faculty and administrators to craft recommendations on student speech issues.
At the University of California, FBI files subsequently uncovered through the Freedom of Information Act show the bureau harassed Mario Savio, a leader of the 1964 Free Speech Movement; waged a concerted campaign to oust UC President Clark Kerr because FBI officials disagreed with his policies; and gave personal and political help to Ronald Reagan, who had been an FBI informer in Hollywood and as governor vowed to crack down on Berkeley protests.
Clark Kerr, one-time president of the University of California system, once characterized the university as "a series of individual faculty entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over parking.
Clark Kerr saw to it that Stack was quickly made comfortable on the sofa in the drawing room and the guests alerted.
8) Clark Kerr wrote about how one of the distinctive aspects of the American university was its engagement with a variety of external influences.
Anyone who has seen that superb documentary film of university protest, Berkeley in the Sixties, will recall the fiery antagonism between Mario Savio, a university radical, and Clark Kerr, a university administrator.
On September 20th Healthcare Liaison will demystify these subjects in a consumer workshop, "Medicare and Long Term Care Insurance -- Understanding the Maze", at the University of California, Berkeley, Clark Kerr Campus, 8:30 a.
In 1963, Clark Kerr, the legendary architect of the California higher education system, delivered a historic lecture series at Harvard where he warned of the "cruel paradox" that "a superior faculty results in an inferior concern for undergraduate teaching.
As Clark Kerr so eloquently stated in 1972, college presidents should be "ready to criticize the status quo fearlessly .
An earlier version of this paper was given at Mythcon XXXII: Many Dimensions: Modern Supernatural Fiction, held at Clark Kerr Campus, Berkeley, California, on 4 August 2001.
Here he takes up older interpretive models such as those of Clark Kerr and Abraham Siegel that stressed the idea that miners represented the "isolated mass," and the G.
It was Clark Kerr, who coined the term "multiversity" in 1963 that described a multiversity as a fuzzy edged, inconsistent institution encompassing several related internal and external communities.