Vassar by James Monroe TaylorVassar by James Monroe Taylor


byJames Monroe Taylor

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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. 1915. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VII THE PERIOD OF EXPANSION, 1886-1914 Administrative Organization. Educational Development. The Material Problem. College Life. Relation of the College to Problems of the Day. Alumnae Organization. Results. Administrative Organization Notwithstanding the admirable and pacific influences of the year of interregnum, no new initiative was immediately possible and no radical readjustments. Yet there was a call for a new attitude, for the problem set before the College had assumed new and large proportions. Whether justified or not, the feeling had extended through many of the preparatory schools that the standards of the College were not maintained. Its continuance of a preparatory department seemed to them not only a suggestion of that, but in direct rivalry also with the preparatory schools and that was resented by them. The popular mind, moreover, had been disturbed by the agitation of these years and distrust had grown up, however unjustly, in many quarters. The alumnae were awake and waiting to help any forward movement that might be suggested, and even then were raising funds for a new gymnasium. Endowments were greatly needed, an extension of facilities for residence and for academic work had become urgent, and new departments of study were demanded as well as fresh equipment of those established. It was evident that the College administration must be put into close and friendly relations with the alumnae, first of all, that the schools should be visited and convinced of the soundness of the college work, that the curriculum should be improved, endowments obtained, a larger constituency created, new buildings erected, and a general conviction be produced of intellectual vigor and progress. Toward this result Vassar had a faculty thorough and honest, traditi...
Title:VassarFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217414400

ISBN - 13:9780217414401