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Bowker the first or second year he came as chancellor of the
university here. He sent for me, and I went and talked. And I
liked him as a person from the first conversations we had, and
we got to be friends, mutual respect. We visited each other's
Given the nature and quality of my relationship with Gallagher,
I felt more comfortable in telling him (Bowker?) about this new venture.
You know, he knew about HARYOU. I don't know whether he knew about
Social Dynamics Research Institute or not, but everybody knew
about the HARYOU thing -- he certainly knew.
I remember going into his office and telling him this, and
telling him that I would like to have a leave, either a full time
leave, or half time.
You know what that man did? He looked at me and said,
“Kenneth, this is very important for the university. It will be
to the advantage of our graduate students. We will make a contribution
to this. Cut your teaching schedule in half, but maintain
your salary full time.”
I said, “But --”
He said, “No, we can't be overtly partners of this”, and the
only thing he asked of me was whether our graduate students would be
able to participate in this as part of the practicum of a dynamic
kind of social research?
I said, “Sure.” And from that point on, I got no interference
whatsoever from the City University. I held my graduate
seminars in applied social psychology in MARC's? conference room.
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