A Lost Opportunity in American Education? The Proposal to Merge the University of Chicago and Northwestern University

@article{Barnes1999ALO,
  title={A Lost Opportunity in American Education? The Proposal to Merge the University of Chicago and Northwestern University},
  author={Sarah V. Barnes},
  journal={American Journal of Education},
  year={1999},
  volume={107},
  pages={289 - 320}
}
  • Sarah V. Barnes
  • Published 1 August 1999
  • Education
  • American Journal of Education
In 1933, Robert Maynard Hutchins, the charismatic and controversial president of the University of Chicago, proposed a merger between his institution and its neighbor to the north, Northwestern University, whose president, Walter Dill Scott, enthusiastically embraced the plan. While the merger itself never became a reality, the educational and institutional issues exposed in the course of the debate surrounding the proposal have proven to be more intransient. On the educational side, these… 

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