Who really runs American universities? And who should?

If American universities are to survive what's happening to the country, many brave, sound judgments will have to be made by faculty and administrators, often working together, but often by challenging one another, writes Jim Sleeper for Huffington Post.

They'll have to find ways to steer liberal education through cultural, economic and political riptides without degrading it into a commodity, a grand strategy, or an ornament for a global managerial class that answers to no republican polity or code.

With students and even faculty scrambling to serve the casino-like financing of a consumer-groping global juggernaut that's delivering millions from grinding poverty into soulless depravity, who'll ensure that universities keep asking the right questions about it and finding answers that haven't been over-determined by profiteering or political pressure?
Full report on the Huffington Post site