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First True American University?

Posted by Swampy 
First True American University?
Posted by: Swampy (---.163.128.131.dhcp.uri.edu)
Date: June 24, 2019 08:47PM

I've been looking for the source of this quote.This course description in Cornell's History Department attributes it to Frederick Rudolf. In fact,the course title is "The First American University."

But I searched Rudolf's opus, American College and University: A History, not only for the phrase, but also for just "first," and came up with nothing.Rudolph is very complementary to Cornell and credits it with pioneering things like coeducation and dormitories. But I could not find the specific phrase. Perhaps he used it elswhere.

Do any of you know the exact source?
 
Re: First True American University?
Posted by: David Harding (---.hsd1.il.comcast.net)
Date: June 24, 2019 10:53PM

Swampy
I've been looking for the source of this quote.This course description in Cornell's History Department attributes it to Frederick Rudolf. In fact,the course title is "The First American University."

But I searched Rudolf's opus, American College and University: A History, not only for the phrase, but also for just "first," and came up with nothing.Rudolph is very complementary to Cornell and credits it with pioneering things like coeducation and dormitories. But I could not find the specific phrase. Perhaps he used it elswhere.

Do any of you know the exact source?
Curious, I Googled the phrase "First True American University". One reference attributes the designation to Morris Bishop. Other institutions claiming to be the first true American university include Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, William and Mary, and Yale.
 
Re: First True American University?
Posted by: Swampy (---.163.128.131.dhcp.uri.edu)
Date: June 25, 2019 05:03PM

David Harding
Swampy
I've been looking for the source of this quote.This course description in Cornell's History Department attributes it to Frederick Rudolf. In fact,the course title is "The First American University."

But I searched Rudolf's opus, American College and University: A History, not only for the phrase, but also for just "first," and came up with nothing.Rudolph is very complementary to Cornell and credits it with pioneering things like coeducation and dormitories. But I could not find the specific phrase. Perhaps he used it elswhere.

Do any of you know the exact source?
Curious, I Googled the phrase "First True American University". One reference attributes the designation to Morris Bishop. Other institutions claiming to be the first true American university include Johns Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania, William and Mary, and Yale.

Yeah, I thought it was Bishop too until I read the course description for HIST 2005. (But I can't find the quote in Bishop's History of Cornell either.)
 
Re: First True American University?
Posted by: Al DeFlorio (---.hsd1.ma.comcast.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 05:41PM

Best quote from Rudolph, referring to a time shortly after Cornell's founding:

"Before long alarums and fright would overtake many of the old institutions, for which Cornell became a reincarnation of the devil itself." Still is, to some.

Rudolph's book is a really good read.

 
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Re: First True American University?
Posted by: ugarte (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: June 25, 2019 08:42PM

the first true american university is an unaccredited internet school that has no job placement office but a staff of two dozen to help applicants apply for student loans

 
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Re: First True American University?
Posted by: Trotsky (---.washdc.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 26, 2019 07:15PM

ugarte
the first true american university is an unaccredited internet school that has no job placement office but a staff of two dozen to help applicants apply for student loans
Courses of study include open carry and applied smallpox.
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