Contributions to American Educational History, Volume 33 (Google eBook)

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Herbert Baxter Adams
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1902 - Education
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Page 186 - State which may take and claim the benefit of this act, to the endowment, support, and maintenance of at least one college, where the leading object shall be, without excluding other scientific and classical studies, and including military tactics, to teach such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and the mechanic arts, in such manner as the Legislatures of the States may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the...
Page 70 - Muhlenberg, eminent as churchman and scientist. Concerning the faculty associated with him, Dr. Benjamin Rush wrote in an article published in the "Pennsylvania Gazette," of June 28, 1787: "A cluster of more learned or better qualified masters, I believe, have not met in any university.
Page 248 - Latin and Greek Languages and Literature. A Professor of French Language and Literature. A Professor of German Language and Literature. A Professor of Spanish Language and Literature. ' A Professor of History and Belles-Lettres. A Professor of Pure Mathematics. A Professor of Mixed Mathematics. A Professor of Chemistry and Physics. A Professor of Natural History and Physiology. A Professor of Drawing. An Adjunct Professor in the Department of Philosophies.
Page 45 - In memory of the great and important services rendered to his country by his Excellency, John Dickinson, esq., President of the Supreme Executive Council, and in commemoration of his very liberal donation to the institution, the said college shall be for ever hereafter called and known by the name of Dickinson College.
Page 129 - In determining what rooms were needed and the best arrangement of them, similar buildings in Europe, as well as in this country, were carefully studied, and liberal provision has been made in all the departments of instruction for every aid which has been devised for the most thorough and attractive teaching, and also for the prosecution of original researches. Provision has been made in part for the accommodation of the large number of students by the erection of "Students
Page 110 - An addition will be made to the language course usually adopted. In this branch students commonly limit their attention to the dead languages. This is to be regretted. The living languages certainly have some claims to attention which the dead have not. Particularly is it to be regretted that after acquiring the Latin, the Romanic dialects of modern Europe should not receive that small portion of time which is necessary to acquire them. " But the language most neglected in our seminaries of learning...
Page 74 - its author in the highest rank of living or contemporary church historians," a position which by his many other learned works he has fully maintained during subsequent years.
Page 189 - In a report upon a plan for the organization of colleges for agriculture and the mechanic arts...
Page 69 - Lancaster," in which act it is recited that the college is established for the instruction of youth in the German, English, Latin, Greek, and other learned languages in theology, and in the useful arts, sciences, and literature.
Page 44 - After a long and bloody contest with a great and powerful kingdom, it has pleased Almighty God to restore to the United States of America the blessings of a general peace, whereby the good people of this State, relieved from the burthens of war, are placed in a condition to attend to useful arts, sciences, and literature...

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