A controversial move to establish a Milton Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago will be debated Wednesday by the first formal meeting of the faculty in a decade.
But the university administration has decreed that talk won't lead to action. Some 150 faculty members oppose the $200-million project, named after the outspoken free-market economist. They argue the intitute could compromise academic research and the school's non-partisan standing.
U of C President Robert Zimmer met with faculty dissidents in July and agreed to a faculty senate meeting -- but one that excludes motions or votes on the subject.