Robert M. Hutchins

Portrait of an Educator

Mary Ann Dzuback

Robert M. Hutchins
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Mary Ann Dzuback

404 pages | 43 halftones, 5 tables, frontispiece | 6 x 9 | © 1991
Cloth $24.95 ISBN: 9780226177106 Published November 1991
As president of the University of Chicago from 1929 to 1951, Robert Maynard Hutchins came to be one of the most prominent and controversial figures in American higher education. To this day, his vision of what the university should be has given shape to twentieth-century debates over the content and function of education in the United States. In her critical biography, the first to focus on Hutchins' University of Chicago decades, Mary Ann Dzuback gives a full and fascinating account of this complex man—his development, his achievements and failures, and finally, his legacy.
Pt. One: Self-Definition, 1899-1929
1. Oberlin Boyhood
2. Coming of Age
3. Recognition
Pt. Two: Vocation, 1929-51
4. An Auspicious Beginning
5. A Meeting of Minds
6. Defining the College: Administration and Curriculum
7. Defining the College: Students
8. At Odds with the Faculty: Departmental Needs and Goals
9. At Odds with the Faculty: The Mission of the University
10. Leavetaking
Pt. Three: A Prince in Exile, 1951-77
11. Financing Ideas
12. Problems in Utopia
Appendix: Enrollment at the University of Chicago
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