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Engell wins Ness Book Award

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The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has awarded its Frederic W. Ness Book Award to James Engell, the Gurney Professor of English Literature and professor of comparative literature, for his book with Anthony Dangerfield, “Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money.” An analysis of the growing influence of money on educational priorities in higher education, the book raises timely issues about the perceived value of education in today’s world.

The Ness Award is given annually for the book that best illuminates the goals and practices of a contemporary liberal education.