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Thomas, James W.; Foster, Holly Ann – History of Education Quarterly, 2020
As colleges and universities respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, many in the media call it "unprecedented." This is not the first time that institutions of higher education have had to respond to an epidemic, however. A historical review of college and university reactions to illnesses such as yellow fever and the 1918 influenza pandemic…
Descriptors: Educational History, Communicable Diseases, Disease Incidence, Higher Education
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Higginson, Reid Pitney – History of Education Quarterly, 2019
Throughout the late 1950s and 1960s, dozens of experimental colleges were founded across the United States. While these institutions are usually remembered as either a fringe movement of the 1960s or a niche for nonconformist students, this essay argues that their genesis was markedly mainstream. Drawing from popular trends, higher education…
Descriptors: Colleges, Experimental Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational History
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Holden, Charles – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
As it entered the ranks of the "modern" university in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the University of North Carolina (UNC), as did other universities of the time, embraced the development of manhood and self-improvement as part of its mission. But unlike the social and economic pressures on northern and eastern universities to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Masculinity, Social Attitudes, Educational History