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President's Cabinet Award



Philosophy of communication theory; predicted the World Wide Web 30 years before it arrived; coined Global Village.


One of the most challenging thinkers and authors of our times, yu have led us to a better knowledge of the impact of technology on the environment of our lives, the stabilizing and prophetic nature of art, and the shaping power of the electronic media.  In an age when so often what passes for "communication" does little to create understanding, the brilliance of your thought and scholarhsip have done much to provide fresh insight that can help us live fruitfully in our complex and confusing world.

Award was presented on May 20, 1972 in Cobo Hall by Fr. Malcolm Carron, S.J., President of the University.

University of Detroit

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