West Virginia University
Symbol of Unity in a Sectionalized State
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: West Virginia University Press
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...mouth was but a small college "and yet, there are those who love it," his eloquence enshrined forever the traditional bond between a school and its alumni and friends. One's ties with his alma mater tion he holds dear. Our University's struggle for maturity is a fascinating story of its almost insurmountable problems, dedicated ...
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IN ITS ORIGINS, the history of West Virginia University properly of History and the College of Arts and Sciences. For it owes much to the former dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, William arrangements for its production. In the belief that the traditions and customs of the institution were worthy of preservation, Col ...
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The publication of this volume was made possible by a gift from Mr. Carl Delsignore and the support of the ...
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Part 1 - The Morgantown School
Chapter 1: "Add to Your Faith Virtue, and to Virtue Knowledge"
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...mechanic arts, in such manner as the legislatures, of the States and Territories may respectively prescribe, in order to promote the liberal and practical education of the industrial classes in the several pursuits and professions of Abraham Lincoln showed neither objection nor enthusiasm toward the Morrill Act, although he did approve it. Later in the same year, he granted ...
Chapter 2: Yankee Centralization to Confederate Decentralization
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September 6, 1882- June 11 , 1883 tionally projected as political contests between whites and blacks. This was despite the fact that although abolitionist-created West Virginia had not committed political suicide during the Civil War as had its secessionist mother, Virginia, and was not reduced to the status of conquered federal territory administered by military authorities from 1867 ...
Chapter 3: Decentralization to Centralization
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...with the train's clock, enabling the new Turner administration, implied a local editor, to run the machine on railroad time, like all enterprising people. What was more important, the iron horse plus a change in reckoning tuition enabled the University to cease being the Morgantown school as documented by its enrollment statistics. In 1883-84, enrollment had fallen to 96, but it increased ...
Chapter 4: The Inner Wickedness of Sociology
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Palace Car Company at sixteen, Raymond had become private secretary to its president, George M. Pullman. He also had served as secretary to Miss Frances E. Willard, president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. "For three years he was my stenographer," Miss Willard wrote of the North western University student, "and in the quiet den where I worked with joyful ...
Chapter 5: Conservative Management versus "New Education"
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...duties of the office in a former vice-president and acting president, P. B. Reynolds, who would serve as acting president a second time, from March 21, 1901, to August 1, 1901. Thus the search began for new twentieth-century leadership. After the turmoil of President Raymond's administration, state officials considered it necessary to find as the head of WVU not necessarily ...
Chapter 6: Almost Heaven and Almost a University
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...by adoption, by adjustment and long residence, and by wide acquaint anceship."2 Another colleague simply acknowledged that Trotter always had had friends and relatives who counted in the conduct and control of Univer sity policy. Two examples were a close associate, J. S. Lakin, president of the State Board of Control, and his own brother, James Russell Trotter, ...
Chapter 7: The Heavy Hand of Politics
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Virginia University, made possible by new governance procedures and the victorious party's need for spoils. In this period, six official University presidential turnovers, dire budgetary restrictions, uncontrolled faculty in fighting, and the state's disillusionment with politicians and educational administrators prevailed to such a degree that the West Virginia Legislature ...
Chapter 8: Four Terms for Roosevelt and Four Presidents for WVU
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...augural address on November 28, 1928, if one had faith that in a multitude of counsel there was wisdom, one would have been pleased to learn that a new president had been "advised, much advised, and variously advised as to exactly the right way to run the University." Agreeing that the state university belonged to the people, Turner countered that so did the army. ...
Part 2: The Land-Grant, Comprehensive State University, 1946-1980
Chapter 9: A People's University
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...way." Bush thought a governing board might deem it noteworthy that Stewart had" ... negotiated 2,500 contracts for him in connection with the atomic bomb project. In no case was there any hard feeling and the manufacturers evidently had great trust in Mr. Stewart and he did not in any way take When the Board learned to its possible dismay that Stewart also held ...
Chapter 10: In Sickness and in Health, Till Death Do Us Part; The Inviolate University Campus
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...well-conceived. In a sense, it was returning the University to the original terms of the Morrill Act of 1862 by emphasizing for a Legislature largely concerned with furthering the extractive industries of the state the more practical, vocational, and therefore more highly visible aspects of higher Dealing a body blow to the University building requests, the council ...
Chapter 11: From the Banks of the Monongahela to the Banks of the Potomac, Part I
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...236,510 votes to Hubert Humphrey's 152,187, knocked his most serious con tender in the primaries out of the race. The press stressed the significance of the urban, Catholic candidate's decisive triumph in a rural, Protestant state, and concluded that his nomination and election were imminent. On July 15, 1960, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson became the Democratic Par ...
Chapter 12: From the Banks of the Monongahela to the Banks of the Potomac, Part II
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...and Nicholas counties from 1939 to 1942. After serving as a first lieutenant in the Army Air Corps in World War II, he received his master's and doc torate in anthropology and sociology from Michigan State, an institution that first had attracted his attention when he participated there as a victorious member of the WVU boxing team. At Michigan State from 1947 through ...
Chapter 13: Into the University's Second Century: Gadgets and Governance
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...supplement to his high school teaching, but it also enabled Harlow to write several high school teaching aids in algebra, mathematics, and science, and Concluding his naval service with the rank of lieutenant commander, Harlow became an instructor and later assistant professor of physics at the University of Oklahoma, and also filled in for a year as associate dean of ...
Chapter 14: An Era of Radical Change: Close Encounters with a New Kind of Student
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...freedom and responsibility; they undoubtedly will achieve more." University administrators and governing boards seemingly were aware that students outside West Virginia, who had been shaping the educational policies of their institutions from Columbia University in the east to the University of California at Berkeley in the west, inevitably would influence ...
Chapter 15: Into the Nineteen Eighties
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Mountaineers slid to a 12-14 record in 1968-69, the first year of scheduling after leaving the Southern Conference and their first losing season in twenty?Waters its head coaching position, the increasingly unpopular Waters quickly accepted. He had the lowest percentage winning record of any basketball coach at WVU since World War II, a .631 figure, with an overall record of ...
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About the Authors
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Virginia History. He also is editor of West Virginia History, a History. Dr. Doherty, who received his doctoral degree in history FEsTus P. SuMMERS, who died in 1971 at the age of 76, began the work on this first comprehensive history of West Virginia Univer?sity where he was the first University historian and chairperson ...
Page Count: 404
Illustrations: 68 photos
Publication Year: 2013
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth