The Story of Northwestern University

The Story of Northwestern University

The Story of Northwestern University

The Story of Northwestern University

Excerpt

Nathan William MacChesney, president of the general alumni association of Northwestern, emphasizes as part of the alumni program for the year, the publication of a readable history, including the traditions of the university.

The alumni association directors, believing that there exists a great need for this kind of enlightenment among the alumni as well as by the undergraduate students, feel confident that they are rendering a distinct service in presenting this volume. In selecting Estelle Frances Ward to accomplish this task, the committee feels that it has made no mistake. John C. Burg has well said, "Miss Ward seems to have the deft touch which can color without changing a chronological bit of fact until it becomes before your eyes a veritable picture of the past, so real and so gripping that it holds one without even seeming to do so."

This fascinating story of faith, courage and achievement on the part of the university founders is replete with romance and interest. Because of the brevity of the work the author has necessarily had to make some selection of material and in so doing she has shown remarkable skill and judgment. Nothing of great importance from the inspiration of the founders to the use of President Scott's "million dollar pen" has been omitted.

The description of the part taken by the university in the upbuilding of the Middle West as a center of culture and education will prove most interesting to the general public.

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