Earliest Years at Vassar

Earliest Years at Vassar

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"[...]done since?" A favorite question to the college girl was, "What good does this higher education do? Can you make a better pudding for it?" "I'll tell you what good the college does," laughed a certain bright student, "it is a great place to take the starch out of one! Why, at home I thought I was somebody; here I find the only somebody is the best scholar in the classroom." The President taught mental and moral philosophy as the catalogue stated it. He also gave some lectures in history, as did the professor of ancient and modern languages and the professor of English. Under the term natural philosophy came mathematics, physics and chemistry, and the term natural history covered the wide field of science now separated into special departments. Biology was taught under zoology, and an amusing incident in class at one time[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 86g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507555644
  • 9781507555644