What’s a University For? Reflections on Carolina, Past and Present

James L. Leloudis II ’77, ’89 (PhD)

A Special Commemorative Program Celebrating the University

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Coverage from the University Gazette

James L. Leloudis II ’77 (AB, ’89 PhD), professor of history and associate dean for honors at Carolina, delivered a special address on Thursday, Oct. 10, in advance of University Day at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center.

  • A Carolina education is as much a public good as it is private good. By expanding life opportunities for students, a Carolina education advances the welfare of us all.
  • A public university, as Edward Kidder Graham once explained, is an instrument for “doing the work of the world.”
  • The public university is a crucible of inclusive democracy.