• The function of the university is not simply to teach breadwinning, or to furnish teachers for the public schools, or to be a centre of polite society; if is, above all, to be the organ of that fine adjustment between real life and the growing knowledge of life, an adjustment from which forms the secret of civilization.

    W. E. B. Du Bois (2016). “The Souls of Black Folk”, p.71, First Avenue Editions