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At what cost, construction?

Internationally renowned academic, cultural critic, economic critic, and farmer, Wendell Berry has pulled his papers from the University of Kentucky's archives in response to the institution's decision to accept a $7 million donation from the coal industry for their new basketball dormitory. This incident poses an interesting question. At what cost, construction? In this case, it cost the University the papers of one of their most distinguished alumni, and one of the state's preeminent writers. Was that worth $7 million, or could they have found this money elsewhere? What is the appropriate relationship between industry and a public land-grant institution? Read more about the story.