MICHIGAN: The Story of the University by Kent Sagendorph

MICHIGAN: The Story of the University

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Second in the series on American colleges and Universities (the first was Columbia), this is a thoroughgoing and competent, but rather pedestrian survey of the first of the state universities, in 1837. The history of its development into one of the foremost institutions of its kind in the country, its contributions to the field of education (one feels that Michigan has made few significant additions), its presidents (Tappan, Angell, Hutchins, Burton, Ruthven, etc.) and their part in its growth, its character, its traditions; something of student life at different periods; brief mention of graduates whom became famous, with more space given to Yost, football hero, than to men who have made their names in the world; Michigan's contribution to the national scene, the wars in which we have been involved, the depression, and so on. Very dull going.

Pub Date: June 8th, 1948
Publisher: Dutton