TITLE

Meiklejohn of Amherst

AUTHOR(S)
Lovett, Robert Morss
PUB. DATE
July 1923
SOURCE
New Republic;7/4/23, Vol. 35 Issue 448, p146
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
15148429

 

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