The university is no longer a quiet place to teach and do scholarly work at a measured pace and contemplate the universe. It is big, complex, demanding, competitive, bureaucratic, and chronically short of money.
Phyllis Dain (b. 1930), U.S. librarian, educator, and historian. Aspirations and Mentoring in an Academic Environment, by Mary Niles Maack and Joanne Passet, "Commentary" section (1994).
From a speech given at the 1990 annual conference of the Association for Library and Information Science Education, in a program sponsored by the Gender Issues Special Interest Group. Dain was a faculty member at Columbia University.