Silver Spring, MD, USA
- 1925, Univeristy of Minnesota Press
- Hardcover, Good
- Edition: Presumed first edition/first printing
- Publisher: Univeristy of Minnesota Press
- Published: 1925
- Language: English
- Alibris ID: 13469933718
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- Good. No dust jacket. Signed by author. Cover has some wear and soiling. , 634,  p. Includes illustrations. Inscribed to Leland F. Leland! Occasional footnotes. The author was a professor in the English Department at the University of Minnesota. The Minnesota Alumnis Weekly induced President Northrop bo publish in its columns for the year 1919-1920 a series of Reminiscences which were used by the author of this work. Northrop served as President of the University of Minnesota for over a quarter of a century. The Northrop years, if relatively placid and calm in the world of undergraduate education, were a time of innovation and expansion in graduate and professional programs. In 1889, John Sargent Pillsbury, a University regent and former governor, donated funds for a new science building (later named Pillsbury Hall). In addition to existing colleges and departments (e.g., arts, agriculture, engineering), new professional schools were established in education, dentistry, law, medicine, pharmacy, and nursing, as well as new undergraduate programs in home economics (human ecology) and forestry (natural resources). The University s first doctoral degree was awarded in 1888. Research in agriculture was stimulated by funds appropriated by the Hatch Act funds received through the Experiment Station, and statewide outreach was carried out by the Agricultural Extension Service. Northrop s administration relied more on force of personality than on systems and structures. Initially he had no secretary. He had no vice presidents, no administrative assistants, and no formal budget. His wastebasket was his filing cabinet, writes historian James Gray. No copies of letters were kept because, as he said, it was convenient to be the supreme...authority, at any given moment....Northrop tried to resign several times after he reached the age of 65, but the regents refused to comply with his request. It was impossible to imagine the University without Northrop. Finally, at age 77 he insisted, and the regents relented. He retired in 1911.
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