The struggles of a university are not the subject of these thoughts. It is too easy. They are many, not unique, frequently self-inflicted, and responsive to environment. Universities are members of a family of similar institutions. The nature of a family is in great measure determined by the character of the individuals that make it up. The branches may come from the same root; they will take on shape and character based on their relationship to the whole, orientation to the forces of nature, and other variables independent of the root but guided by it.