Quotation by Jacques Barzun

In a large university, there are as many deans and executive heads as there are schools and departments. Their relations to one another are intricate and periodic; in fact, "galaxy" is too loose a term: it is a planetarium of deans with the President of the University as a central sun. One can see eclipses, inner systems, and oppositions.
Jacques Barzun (b. 1907), French–born U.S. critic, educator. Teacher in America, ch. 13, Little, Brown (1954).
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