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September 1991


Lingua Franca: The Review of Academic Life offers scholars in the humanities, broadly conceived, a forum for debate on issues in higher education, with the reformulation of the liberal arts agenda figuring prominently. Launched with a successful trial balloon issue in June 1990, followed with regular bimonthly issues beginning in December 1990, Lingua franca is a gutsy, timely, and topical review of the academy and might be characterized as a grassroots version of the Chronicle of Higher Education.


Reprinted from College and Research Libraries, Volume 52, Issue 5, September 1991, pages 480-481.
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NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Martha L. Brogan was affiliated with Yale University. Currently June 2007, she is the Associate University Librarian for Collection Development and Management at the University of Pennsylvania.



Date Posted: 07 June 2007

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