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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0061344281
ISBN-13: 9780061344282
Sku: 208355925
Publish Date: 2/1/2009
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  225
Age Range:  NA
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Beet College is doomed...and nobody really cares. The Board of Trustees, led by developer Joel Bollovate, has squandered the endowment. Debutante-cum-self-styled-poet Matha Polite, an indiscriminate radical with a four-student following, wants to bring the institution down. Sweet-tempered terrorist hopeful Akim Ben Ladin (ne Arthur Horowitz) sits in his off-campus cave and dreams about blowing Beet up. Faculty members are too busy concocting useless, trendy courses to do anything about it. Not to mention that American higher education is going down the tubes, one less lesser school isn''t going to matter. So why is Professor Peace Porterfield trying to save Beet? Beats us.

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Dedicating himself to saving Beet College when its board of trustees squanders its endowment, Professor Peace Porterfield finds his efforts challenged by a radical poet, a terrorist hopeful, and infighting among faculty members. By the author of Lapham Rising. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

Beet College is doomed...and nobody really cares. The Board of Trustees, led by developer Joel Bollovate, has squandered the endowment. Debutante-cum-self-styled-poet Matha Polite, an indiscriminate radical with a four-student following, wants to bring the institution down. Sweet-tempered terrorist hopeful Akim Ben Ladin (né Arthur Horowitz) sits in his off-campus cave and dreams about blowing Beet up. Faculty members are too busy concocting useless, trendy courses to do anything about it. Not to mention that American higher education is going down the tubes, one less lesser school isn't going to matter. So why is Professor Peace Porterfield trying to save Beet? Beats us.

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In this parody of modern academic life, an English professor must try to save the embattled and bankrupt Beet University from the inept faculty, the misguided radicals, and the chairman of the trustees who wants to turn the college into prime real estate.

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"With plenty of chuckles along the way, Rosenblatt elucidates the grim shift universities have made towards the business model." 11/12/2007

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0225
Product attributePublisher:   Harper Perennial
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