Columbia

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byFrederick Paul Keppel

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II THE UNIVERSITY OP TO-DAY; ITS ORGANIZATION AND AIMS Recent Accomplishments. Previous Uncertainty. The University Party. Appointment of Seth Low. The New Order and its Fruits. Continuity of Policy. Significant Contributions. Growth by Treaty. Educational Unity. The University Council. Standardization and Progress. College Admission and Advancement. Professional Study. The Combined Course. Plan of Organization. Trustees. President. Other Officers. Administrative Staff. How recently, but how fully, Columbia has come to be recognized as worthy of her metropolitan home may be read in the concluding chapter of Dr. E. E. Slosson's ' Great American Universities ": " Two decades ago Columbia was a small college with three loosely attached professional schools, crowded in old buildings downtown, and regarded by the outside world as local, sectarian, and unpromising. Now it is metropolitan and cosmopolitan, and, if it continues to progress as it has in recent years, it is likely to take a position among the universities of the country similar to that of New York among the cities." That these changes have not come about without growing pains, and even more serious academic maladies, has been indicated in the introductory chapter; that the net results constitute a significant chapter in the history of education, not only of the nation but of the world, needs no demonstration. At Columbia in the late eighties, to quote one of the professors then in service, "there existed a state of things which is difficult to describe. There was no feeling of purpose, no agreement as to 28 what was best for the future, no common interest in what was happening in the present. A prevailing unrest, a clash of opinion, and on every side a belief that everything went by chance or perhaps some...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1914. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... II THE UNIVERSITY OP TO-DAY; ITS ORGANIZATION AND AIMS Recent Accomplishments. Previous Uncertainty. The University Party. Appointmen...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217817467

ISBN - 13:9780217817462

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