'Strings' not needed

By Margaret Williams

In a letter to the editor, Margaret Williams, interim dean and professor of management in Wayne State's School of Business Administration, responds to Crain’s publisher Mary Kramer’s May 14 column: “Colleges need more funds, but with conditions.” Williams agrees with Kramer and Business Leaders for Michigan that our state should provide more support for public universities. However, she writes: “My concerns are with the way Ms. Kramer characterizes the work of faculty, and one item in Ms. Kramer's list of "strings" that should be attached to more state funding for higher education.”

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