Listen to Paul Shorey, professor of Greek, at the Convocation in 1909, describe the University as animated by a spirit that "recognizes diverse and even contradictory kinds of excellence. MARCO POLO Reiseführer Rom
This brings to mind an experience some years ago when my department sought to recruit a talented young scholar who would probably have grabbed an earlier offer by a prominent state university had it been extended.In colleges, electives are often taken with much complaint by students rather than as a necessary part of a well-rounded education. On Ghosts
Indeed, an entire book of selections from papers of our first eight chief executives is entitled, yes, The Idea of the University of Chicago (Murphy and Bruckner, eds.Pressures for change necessitate urgent reflection on the role and purpose of a university.