The University of Illinois, 1894-1904: The Shaping of the University

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University of Illinois Press, 2000 - Education - 415 pages
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The years 1894-1904 mark the tenure of Andrew S Draper as president of the University of Illinois. Draper, a superintendent of schools, presided over many crucial improvements in the university's physical plant, curricula, and other areas. This volume examines the Draper years from the perspectives of faculty, students, and administrators.
 

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Contents

A New Era
3
The Academic Enterprise
37
Literature and Arts
59
Science for the Common Good
92
Agriculture
120
Colossus of the Campus
155
New Ventures
182
Military Science and Physical Training
205
Common Bonds
269
The Care of Students
288
The Inquiring Mind
309
The Muse of Music
327
Fraternities and the Social Whirl
340
The Rise of Intercollegiate Atbletics
356
The Turmoil of Drapers Departure
381
Structure Without Spirit
392

The Graduate School and the College of Law
216
The Medical Center
239

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Winton U. Solberg is professor emeritus of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His many publications include The University of Illinois, 1894-1904: The Shaping of the University and Redeem the Time: The Puritan Sabbath in Early America.

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