Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Vol. 8

Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Vol. 8 : March, 1921 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Vol. 8: March, 1921
A long step forward was made when, in'1862 Congress passed the Morrill Act, granting federal aid to the several states for founding colleges of agriculture and mechanic arts. Thus encouraged, schools and universities sprang into being; the four scientific schools of 1860 became seventeen in 1868, and forty-one in 1871.
Thus the fact that Lehigh University was not founded until 1865 loses its significance when we realize what little progress higher education, both scientific and academic, had made up to that time in the United States. Harvard, as we know it today, is practically the creation of the administration of President Eliot (1869 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology was founded in 1865; Cornell in the same year; and Yale, Princeton and Columbia, before 1900, were yet in embryo. In the early nineties less than sixty thousand students were enrolled in the colleges, universities and technical schools of the United States, and in 1920, three times this number.
Frederic Paul Keppel, former Dean of Columbia University, observes, in his history of Columbia University, that Today there are on the North American Continent a score (of universities). No one of them is the great American Uni versity. Each leads the other in one field or another. It is, indeed, to the general interest that each should maintain a character true to its historical relations and just to the work it finds to do.
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