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The University of Austin, a new university dedicated to rejecting “illiberalism” found at most of America’s higher education institutions, boasts a founding board of advisers including ex-New York Times columnist and editor Bari Weiss. 
“So much is broken in America. But higher education might be the most fractured institution of all,” former St. John’s College President Pano Kanelos wrote in an announcement. 

“We are done waiting for the legacy universities to right themselves. And so we are building anew,” he added, noting he will launch the new university alongside journalists, university presidents, professors, philanthropists, researchers and public intellectuals who share the same concerns about higher education, Fox News reports. 

“We are a dedicated crew that grows by the day. Our backgrounds and experiences are diverse; our political views differ. What unites us is a common dismay at the state of modern academia and a recognition that we can no longer wait for the cavalry. And so we must be the cavalry,” Kanelos continued. “It will surely seem retro – perhaps even countercultural – in an era of massive open online courses and distance lea …

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