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Who Governed Yale? Kingman Brewster And Higher Education In The 1970s, Nathaniel Zelinsky May 2013

Who Governed Yale? Kingman Brewster And Higher Education In The 1970s, Nathaniel Zelinsky

MSSA Kaplan Prize for Use of MSSA Collections

Relying on archival material and oral history, this essay examines two committees at Yale in the 1970s as case studies in how University President Kingman Brewster reshaped the school after the student unrest of the long 1960s. The first committee, led by the political scientist Robert Dahl, endorsed the equal admission of female students in 1972. The second committee, chaired by historian C. Vann Woodward, composed a nationally renowned report on the importance of “unfettered” free expression at the university in 1974-5. I show how each of these committees was a carefully calibrated political tool that allowed Brewster to moderate ...


Becoming A Yale Man: Intimacy Among Yale Students In The Nineteenth Century, Matthew Busick May 2007

Becoming A Yale Man: Intimacy Among Yale Students In The Nineteenth Century, Matthew Busick

MSSA Kaplan Prize for Use of MSSA Collections

This essays demonstrates that relationships between men at Yale College in the nineteenth century were largely the product of the environment in which they occurred. The atmosphere on campus was such that intense intimacy between men was not an anomaly or a perversion, but rather a culmination of the deep bonds forged among all students. Behavior that in another time and place would have aroused suspicion was perfectly acceptable on campus grounds. The elite background of the students, the fact that the school was predominantly Christian, the nature of the college as an all-boys institution, the pressure on the students ...


Sketch Of The History Of Yale University, Franklin Bowditch Dexter Jan 1887

Sketch Of The History Of Yale University, Franklin Bowditch Dexter

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The following sketch has been compiled to meet the frequent demand, on the part of visitors to New Haven and members of the University, for some brief statement of the earlier history of the institution, which will supplement the accounts of its present condition contained in current annual publications. The aim has been to present the most important facts, accurately and concisely. Sources of further information are indicated in the Appendix.

[from the Prefatory Note]