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Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America's University / Edition 1

Making Harvard Modern: The Rise of America's University / Edition 1

by Morton Keller, Phyllis Keller
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ISBN-13: 9780195144574
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/28/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Morton Keller is Spector Professor of History at Brandeis, and has written extensively on American political and economic institutions.

Phyllis Keller was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences from the 1970s to the 1990s, and is the author of Getting at the Core, an inside look at the creation of Harvard's pioneering core curriculum.

Table of Contents

Preface     XI
Prologue: Fete Accompli, 1936     3
"Here at Harvard": The Meritocratic University 1933-1953
James Bryant Conant and the Meritocratic University     13
The Coming of Conant
The President and the Governing Boards
Conant and Meritocracy
Conant and American Education
The College     32
Getting In
College Days
Stadium and Classroom
"Lesser Breeds"     47
The Jewish Question
No Women Allowed...
A Different Faith
Racial (In)difference
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences     64
Conant Takes Command
The Humanities
The Social Sciences
The Natural Sciences
The Professional Schools     110
The Graduate School
Public Health and Dentistry
Divinity and Education
Design and Public Administration
Managing Harvard     134
Changing the Guard
Spending: Finance and Budgets
Getting: Fund-Raising
Harvard and the Real World     152
The New Deal, Refugees, and Nazism
Academic Freedom and Dissent
Harvard Goes to War
"An Engine of Power and Responsibility": 1953-1971
Nathan Marsh Pusey and the Affluent University     173
The Economics of Research
Governing the Affluent University     189
An Empowered Elite
Keeping House
Icons and Iconography
The Crimson and the Reds
The Crimson and the Red, White, andBlue
The Ascendant Faculty     211
The Faculty Triumphant
The Social Sciences
The Natural Sciences
The Humanities
The Professional Schools     252
The Graduate School, Law, and Business
Medicine, Public Health, and Dentistry
Education, Divinity, and Design
The Kennedy School
A Plurality of Minorities     276
"... loves the Irish and the Jews..."
In the Company of Women
The Black Presence
The College     290
College Life
The Culture of Student Discontent
Crisis and Recovery     307
Issues and Portents
University Hall
After the Fall
Governing the Future
The King Is Dead...
"A Buzzing Confusion": 1971-2000
Derek Curtis Bok and the Worldly University     341
Harvard's Bok
Race and Gender
Political Correctness
Cost and Quality
Governing     359
The Old Guardians
Building Up: The Central Administration
Making and Managing Money
There Once Was a Union Maid...
The Faculty Provoked
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences     383
The Professoriat
The Sciences
The Social Sciences
The Humanities
The Professional Schools     432
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Medical Area
Education, Divinity, and Design
The Kennedy School
The College     464
Getting In and Paying for It
The Core and the Classroom
Campus Life
Diversity and Community
Epilogue: Today and Tomorrow 481
Afterword     495
A Note on the Notes     511
Notes     515
Acknowledgments     581
Index     583

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