Brainfood: The origins of the modern research university. Listening to Kentuckians’ concerns about college. Results of a statewide survey on education in Kentucky. 

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Listen by segment:

One: Results of a statewide public opinion poll on education discussed with Brigitte Blom Ramsey, executive director, The Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence LISTEN

Two: Findings from a statewide listening tour by Council for Postsecondary Education president Aaron Thompson. LISTEN

Three: Why research universities matter to us all: EKU president Michael Benson discusses his research for a forthcoming book about Daniel Coit Gilman, founder of Johns Hopkins University and a visionary force in the establishment of the Great American Research Institution. LISTEN

Listen to the interviews:

Brigitte Blom Ramsey, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence

Aaron Thompson, Council for Postsecondary Education

Dr. Michael Benson, President of Eastern Kentucky University

Chris Smith, Tahlsound Music Festival

Ed Bryson, Wilmore Storytelling Festival


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