September 6, 2002
Taking Bollinger's Course on the American Press
Not long ago, Columbia University's new president, Lee C. Bollinger, suspended the search for dean of the Graduate School of Journalism. In a statement calling the faculty to a period of reflection, he asked for "a greater sense of shared understanding within the University of where we hope to go" before deciding on a new dean.
Quoted in The New York Times, Bollinger said the school was now "waiting to be turned into something special." Just what that was he did not indicate. But it's