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The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America - Part 4, Chapter 11 Baltimore, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

Louis Menand
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Part 4, Chapter 11 Baltimore, Section 1 Summary

The President of Harvard had changed the curriculum to be completely elective undergraduate studies. He also created the requirement that any student enrolling in one of the Harvard Professional Schools needed to have an undergraduate degree. However, Harvard still did not offer a graduate program, and many young men went to Europe to get their post-graduate degrees. This void was filled with the creation of Johns Hopkins University.

Johns Hopkins University was created with a grant from the estate of a Baltimorean. He left $7 million to establish a university in his name. Johns Hopkins University became the first graduate level university in the United States. It was the center of advanced learning in the fields of research and doctoral science degrees.

Daniel Coit Gillman was the first President and created the curriculum of the university. He based...

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