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The Winds of FreedomAddressing Challenges to the University$
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Gerhard Casper

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300196917

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300196917.001.0001

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The Winds of Freedom
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Gerhard Casper

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DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300196917.003.0002

This chapter presents former Stanford University president Gerhard Casper’s inaugural address on October 2, 1992. He explains the meaning of the “winds of freedom” as the short expression of principle to guide Stanford University. He says that a university’s freedom must first and foremost be pursuit of knowledge free from constraints as to sources and fields. A university must be free to challenge established orthodoxy and new orthodoxy; a university’s freedom must also be the freedom of its members, faculty, and students to think and speak for themselves.

Keywords:   inaugural address, speeches, Stanford University, freedom

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