Thorstein Veblen

Category : Education, Founding
Thorstein Veblen

Thorstein Bunde Veblen (born Torsten Bunde Veblen; July 30, 1857 – August 3, 1929) was an American economist and sociologist, and leader of the

James Harvey Robinson

Category : Founding, History
James Harvey Robinson

James Harvey Robinson, (born June 29, 1863, Bloomington, Ill., U.S.—died Feb. 16, 1936, New York City), U.S. historian, one of the founders of the

Emily James Smith Putnam

Category : Founding, Women
Emily James Smith Putnam

Emily James Smith Putnam, née Emily James Smith (born April 15, 1865, Canandaigua, New York, U.S.—died September 7, 1944, Kingston, Jamaica), American educator and

Elsie Clews Parsons

Category : Anthropology, Founding, Women
Elsie Clews Parsons

  Photo: Elsie Clews Parsons. Courtesy of James Parsons. Via Encyclopaedia Britannica. Web. 09 Nov 2014. Author: Carmen Hendershott, Librarian, The New School Elsie Clews

John Dewey

Category : Founding, Philosophy
John Dewey

  Photo: John Dewey. toptenz.net, 2014. Web Oct 30 2014. “If I were asked to name the most needed of all reforms in the

Herbert Croly

Category : Founding
Herbert Croly

Photo: newrepublic.com, Web. 24 Oct 2014. An American editor and author, Herbert David Croly (1869-1930) created the political philosophy known as “new nationalism” and

Charles Beard

Category : Economics, Founding, History
Charles Beard

Charles Beard. Communications and External Affairs (CEA). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 28 Oct 2014. Charles Austin Beard (1874 –

Nicholas Murray Butler

Category : Founding
Nicholas Murray Butler

Hollinger – The World’s Work, 1902. Source: archive.org, Web 22 Oct.2014 Nicholas Murray Butler (April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947) was an American

Charles Beard, “A Statement”

Category : Founding, History

It has been insinuated by certain authorities of Columbia University that I resigned in a fit of unjustified petulance, and I, theretofore, beg to submit the following statement:
1. My first real experience with the inner administration of the university came with the retirement of Professor john W. Burgess. For some time before his withdrawal, his work in American constitutional law had been carried by Professor X and it was the desire of the members of the faculty that the latter should be appointed Ruggles Professor to succeed Mr. Burgess. But Mr. X had published a book in which he justified criticism of the Supreme Court as a means of bringing our constitutional law into harmony with our changing social and economic life.

Source: The New Republic (29 December 1917): 249-51

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Charles Beard, An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

Category : Economics, Founding, History

The following pages are frankly fragmentary. They are designed to suggest new lines of historical research rather than to treat the subject in an exhaustive fashion. This apology is not intended as an anticipation of the criticism of reviewers, but as a confession of fact. No one can appreciate more fully than I do how much of the work here outlined remains to be done. The records of The Treasury Department at Washington, now used for the first time in connection with a study of the formation of the Constitution, furnish a field for many years’ research, to say nothing of the other records, printed and unprinted, which throw light upon the economic conditions of the United States between 1783 – 1787.

Source: NY: Macmillian, 1921

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Nicholas Butler, “Commencement Speech to Columbia University”

Category : Founding

President Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia University, in an address at a luncheon of alumni held in the university gymnasium at the close of the commencement exercises yesterday, denounced members of the university who resist the Government in time of war.

“Virtue and valor are so general among American youth,” he said, “as to be in danger of becoming commonplace, while vice and cowardice stick out their horrid heads in ways that, at least for the moment, attract and often enchain public attention. For every instance of failure to rise to the high plane of patriotic duty and loyal service there have been here a hundre, yes, a thousand, instances of a splendid and contrary sort.”

Source: The New York Times (7 June 1917)

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“Columbia Ousts Two Professors Foes of War Plans”

Category : Founding

Two members of Columbia University Faculty – Professor James McKeen Cartell of the Department of Psychology and Assistant Professor Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Dana of the Department of English and Comparative Literature – were ousted from the university at a meeting of the Trustees yesterday afternoon upon charges that they had disseminated doctrines tending to encourage a spirit of disloyalty to the Government of the United States.

Source: The New York Times (2 October 1917)

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