". . . a credo, an apologia, and a passionate appeal to 'reinvent' the American research university. Duderstadt discusses a lot of what passes for common sense in certain precincts of higher education. Whether or not you agree with him, his book is just the thing to recommend to board members, legislators, and even parents who want to stay current with debates in higher education."
—George Keller, University Business, May 2000
"This is a remarkably comprehensive and thoughtful review of the issues facing higher education. Duderstadt is visionary in his conception of the university of the twenty-first century, but also realistic in his recognition of the difficulties involved in bringing about the needed changes---and of the attitudes that may be the greatest obstacle to needed changes."
—Nils Hasselmo, President, Association of American Universities
"I like this book, it will make a difference."
—Stanley O. Ikenberry, President, American Council on Education
Winner: Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)'s 2001 Alice L. Beeman Outstanding Published Scholarship Award