The Resource A most noble enterprise : the story of Kent State University, 1910-2010, William H. Hildebrand, (electronic resource)

A most noble enterprise : the story of Kent State University, 1910-2010, William H. Hildebrand, (electronic resource)

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A most noble enterprise : the story of Kent State University, 1910-2010
Title
A most noble enterprise
Title remainder
the story of Kent State University, 1910-2010
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William H. Hildebrand
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eng
Summary
The centennial history of one of Ohio's premier public universities"This book tells the story of Kent State University's first hundred years. It is a story replete with hairbreadth escapes and pratfalls, with moments of low comedy, high drama, and real tragedy. It features a cast of complex, talented, dedicated, and imperfect individuals. It is, in short, a story about very human beings engaged in what Henry Steele Commager called that 'most noble enterprise, the advancement of learning' as carried out for the past hundred years at Kent State University. And it is, I believe, a story both instructive and inspiring."--from the PrefaceAuthor William H. Hildebrand takes readers on an exhilarating and illuminating ride through Kent State University's ten decades: from its beginning under its visionary founder John Edward McGilvrey to the hardships of the Great Depression; through the post--World War II boom years and the tumultuous sixties culminating in the May 4, 1970, tragedy; from the university's struggle to regain its bearings during the decade-long aftermath, to its restoration and academic resurgence in the eighties and nineties; and into the emerging opportunities and challenges of the new millennium.Complemented by scores of photographs, A Most Noble Enterprise features vivid portraits of the school's eleven presidents and their distinctive contributions to the university's character and development. Along with snapshots of changing campus culture and student life, Hildebrand details the ongoing attempts to define the purpose and value of a university education, the relation of undergraduate and graduate education in a public research institution, the evolution of important centers and institutes in the arts and sciences, and the place of varsity sports in a public university during the most recent decades. The interplays among faculty, administrators, students, town, government, and university are key themes that flow throughout this engaging history. With supple, witty, and sparkling prose, the author evokes the triumphs and follies and humor and pathos of this complex, diverse university in all their fascinating, colorful reality.Long after the centennial celebrations and speeches have faded from memory, A Most Noble Enterprise will stand as a testament to Kent State's dedication to the ancient purpose of a university education--the advancement of learning
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N$T
Dewey number
378.771/37
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
LD4191.O72
LC item number
H55 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
A most noble enterprise : the story of Kent State University, 1910-2010, William H. Hildebrand, (electronic resource)
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A most noble enterprise : the story of Kent State University, 1910-2010, William H. Hildebrand, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-332) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Wishes and fishes: 1910-1915 -- The stormy petrel: 1915-1926 -- Turbulence and frustration: 1926-1936 -- The Leebrick revolution: 1937-1944 -- The Bowman years: 1944-1963 -- Big dreams: 1963-1970 -- Four days in May: May 1-4, 1970 -- The aftermath: 1970-1971 -- Troubled times: 1971-1977 -- The Golding restoration: 1977-1982 -- The changing campus culture: 1970s and 1980s -- Ambition and achievement: 1982-1990 -- New perspectives, new models: 1990-2006
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ocn870647040
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Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 346 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612777900
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps.
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not applicable
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unknown sound
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remote

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