By . AS he lay on his deathbed in 1970, Walter Murdoch was informed that the West Australian government had decided to name the state’s second university after him. “Well, it had better be a good one,” he replied tersely.
Almost 45 years later, Sir Walter — the academic and essayist, and a great-uncle of Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of News Corp — might turn in his grave at the existential crises that have engulfed Murdoch University. Mo