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By Serge Lang

The dossier is a suite of files from a huge dispute related to a few American collage professors, in most cases mathematicians, statisticians,and sociologists. the talk was once ignited via the mathematician Serge Lang's response to a questionnaire, "The 1977 Survey of the yank Professoriate", disbursed by means of E. C. Ladd of the college of Connecticut and S. M. Lipset of Stanford. the resultant dialogue - partially acrimonious and private - quickly concerned a wide staff of energetic and passive contributors, and incorporated concerns reminiscent of survey suggestions, assessment of educational paintings, public and political honesty, and McCarthyism at Harvard.

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Sincerely , ξ三rc@七、 Everett C. Ladd , Jr. Social Science Data Center, U-164 University of Connecticut Storrs , Connecticut 06268 (Telephone 203-48 6- 4440) 口 Check -4~叭紗~44 Seymour Martin Li pset Lou Henry Hoover Building Stanford University Stanford , California 94305 (Telephone 415-497-4741) here if you wish us to send you a preliminary report on the survey findings. 37 RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS Most of the questions below can be answered by simply putting a check mark in the numbered square or squares which identify what you consider the most appropriate response.

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