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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, Disease Incidence, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Nivison, Kenneth – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
In 1827, two years after its incorporation as a college and six years removed from its founding as a "collegiate institution," Amherst College revamped its curriculum into what it called a "parallel course of study." In this new scheme, students were allowed to follow one of two tracks during their college years. Amherst's…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Colleges, Educational History, Educational Improvement
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Allmendinger, David F., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1971
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Change