Meiklejohn of Amherst

Lovett, Robert Morss
July 1923
New Republic;7/4/23, Vol. 35 Issue 448, p146
Presents information on resignation of Alexander Meiklejohn, president of the Amherst College. Aspects of the educational, financial and administrative problems faced by the colleges in the U.S.; Plan of modernizing the educational curriculum by developing Courses in history, social science and political economy; View that education is a means of growth; Support of the trustees of the college to the plan laid out by Meiklejohn; View of faculties on the plan designed by Meiklejohn; Lack of support by the faculty members; Opposition of older alumni's to the plan; Intention of Meiklejohn to make students independent in his intellectual life; Protests against the resignation by undergraduates; Refusal to accept degrees form the college which had repudiated Meiklejohn.


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