Urban Expert Edward C. Banfield To Return to Government Department

Mark J. Penn, Harvard Crimson, July 29, 1975.


Edward C. Banfield, former Shattuck Professor of Government and an expert on urban affairs, has decided to return to Harvard after three years at the University of Pennsylvania, partially because of a clash with radical students there.

A source close to Banfield said yesterday that his re-appointment as a professor of Government was definite, awaiting only the formalities of approval by the University’s Governing Boards.

He will come back probably for the 1977 spring term, but possibly not until the following year, the source said.

Harvard Crimson