More Lore than Law: The Dartmouth College Case and the Myth of the Purely Private College
Dartmouth College v. Woodward

More Lore than Law: The Dartmouth College Case and the Myth of the Purely Private College

Editors’ Note: John Thelin continues HistPhil‘s forum marking the bicentennial of the Dartmouth College case. This post is an excerpt from his book, A History of American Higher Education, published as a new third edition in 2019 by the Johns Hopkins University Press. For Dartmouth College and Daniel Webster, 1819 was a very good year.  It was no less than … Continue reading

Philanthropy and Education

Finding the Funding: The Professionalization of Development in American Higher Education

Editors’ Note: Today, John Thelin opens this site’s forum on the relationship between philanthropy and education. Readers, please feel free to comment on these posts, both via the comments section and Twitter, and please do reach out to us with post suggestions. And though we are moving on from last month’s discussion on philanthropy & inequality, also please … Continue reading