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Dr. Mort Maimon: “Make Sure Universities Remain Places of Hope”

In “A Bird on a Reed,” Dr. Mort Maimon admires the resolve of a small bird resisting strong winds on a tree limb outside his window. The creature inspires the reflection on a recently resolved budget crisis which he likened to a destructive political climate that, among other damage, ruined prospects for many future students.

“With the restoration of a regular state budget, applications for Governors State University’s next fall freshman class have increased by 15 percent. Like my avian model, we must, in all ways imaginable, actively help shape our destinies and make sure that universities remain places of hope."

Dr. Maimon is husband of GSU President Elaine P. Maimon. His opinion piece was published in the April 2018 issue of Inside Higher Ed. Dr. Maimon's previous essays for the publications were published in January 2017 and July 2016.

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