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Abbott Lawrence Lowell, 1856-1943

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ISBN 9780674866409

Publication Date: 01/01/1948

564 pages

8 illustrations


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  • Foreword
  • I. The Family
    • The Elder Lowells
    • Lawrences and Others
    • The Immediate Family
  • II. Boyhood
  • III. At the University
    • The College
    • The Law School
  • IV. At the Bar
  • V. The Professor
    • Teaching
    • Observing
    • The Committee of 1902–03
  • VI. President
  • VII. Gripping the Reins
    • The First Months
    • The Inauguration
  • VIII. The First Great Reform: Concentration and Distribution
  • IX. The Second Reform: The General Examination
  • X. The Third Reform: The Tutorial System
  • XI. Self-Education: The Reading Period
  • XII. Housing the Undergraduates: The Freshman Halls
  • XIII. Housing the Undergraduates: The “Houses”
  • XIV. A National University: Admission to College
  • XV. Material Development of the University: Growing by Plan
  • XVI. Material Development of the University: Building for Needs
  • XVII. Material Growth: Endowment and Its Uses
    • Getting
      • A. Gifts Welcomed and Sought
      • B. Gifts Discouraged and Gifts Refused: The Loss of Professor Baker
    • Spending
      • A. Construing Restrictions: The Pierce Bequest
      • B. Observing Restrictions: The McKay Bequest and the Andover Endowment
  • XVIII. The Faculty
  • XIX. The Faculty, the President, and the Governing Boards
  • XX. Academic Freedom
  • XXI. The President and the Students: Athletics
  • XXII. The President, the Alumni, and the Public Lesser and Greater Loyalties
  • XXIII. The Day’s Work
    • Cambridge
    • On the Road
  • XXIV. The Day’s Play: Cotuit
  • XXV. The Publicist: His Theory
  • XXVI. The Publicist: His Practice
  • XXVII. The League to Enforce Peace
  • XXVIII. The League of Nations
  • XXIX. The Thirty-One Republicans
  • XXX. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts vs. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
  • XXXI. The Writer
  • XXXII. The Society of Fellows
  • XXIII. The Last Slope
  • Index

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