The University of Iowa in the twentieth century: an by Stow Persons

By Stow Persons

The collage of Iowa within the 20th Century: An Institutional History
341 pp. nine 1/8 x 6 1/4. "The college of Iowa (also often called UI, or just Iowa) is a public state-funded examine college situated in Iowa urban, Iowa. The college is geared up into 11 schools granting undergraduate, graduate, levels. The college is a member of the yank organization of Universities, the massive Ten convention, Committee on Institutional Cooperation, and the colleges learn Association."Keywords: college OF IOWA UNIVERSITIES larger schooling background faculties SIGNED FIRST version

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It also provided funds for the liberal arts building which was to bear Schaeffer's name. In 1896 a one-tenth mill tax to be assessed for five years was to provide a university building fund. In his report to the board for 1887-89 the president pointed out that from the beginning the state had spent just under fourteen million dollars on its public institutions: fortyone percent of this for its three mental hospitals; thirty-four percent for charitable institutions; fourteen percent for its two penitentiaries; and nine percent for its three educational institutions, of which four and one-half percent had been devoted to the university.

Apart from the agricultural college, however, there quickly sprang up a host of denominational collegestwenty-two of them by 1870all engaged in the scramble for students. Of necessity they all organized preparatory departments, and most of them admitted women students. Each of them regarded a particular denominational group as its special clientele, and each cultivated a distinctive moral and social atmosphere to distinguish itself from the others and from the public university. Throughout the latter half of the century the denominational colleges kept a wary eye on the "godless" institution in Iowa City.

For thirty-eight years until retirement in 1903 the secretary was "Major" William J. Haddock, a testy character who came to have a strong possessive feeling for the institution. He also served as business manager. In 1886, doubtless as a result of the turmoil within the university, the legislature removed the president from membership on the board. Thereafter he attended board Page 12 meetings only by invitation. 23 Although some questioned the wisdom of it at the time, the removal of the president probably contributed to the gradual development of the necessary distinction between board as policy maker and president as administrator, although the distinction would become clear only after long and painful turmoil.

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