“American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone.”
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You're on your own.
And you know what you know. You are the guy who'll decide where to go.”
“Another benefit of this is that it will bring the brightest, most talented college graduates in the country to Memphis. Some of them will choose to stay, but they all will have direct experience with the city and they can be great ambassadors for us. The people they touch are the people we want to attract.”