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Allan D. Gilmour

Blog Entries by Allan D. Gilmour

Universities Can Be Lifesavers

(5) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 4:34 PM

Many people agree that universities can change people's lives. But you don't often hear that universities help save lives. Sometimes, they do.

All research universities are in the knowledge business. We create it through research. We share it with students. This sounds simple enough, but the impact of universities is...

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Discovery And The Need For Research Universities

(9) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 11:57 AM

I may be the furthest thing from a nuclear physicist, but I was excited to learn that, based on data from the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, the Higgs boson particle appears to have been discovered after 45 years of searching. I confess part of my excitement was that

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The University As A Driver Of Economic Growth

(4) Comments | Posted June 20, 2012 | 12:17 PM

Recently, I spent a few days on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan attending the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference. The annual event brings together business, political and community leaders to talk about ways to grow Michigan's economy.

As a former (now twice-retired) Ford Motor Company vice chairman, such...

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