God Bless Our Queer Old Dean

God Bless Our Queer Old Dean

God Bless Our Queer Old Dean

God Bless Our Queer Old Dean

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There have been no periods of normality in higher education during the last forty years. The campus disruption brought on by World War I faded into the rip-roaring '20s. Came the depression and everything changed again. Then just as the classroom was beginning to come to order at last, far-off wars and rumors of near conflict led students off on a tussle with their consciences as to whether or not they would be induced to participate in any warfare. Hardly were the pledges of pacifism dry on the paper before the pacifists were in uniform and the curriculum and college calendar were altered to accommodate the army and navy of World War II. The GIs coming back after 1945 upset the applecart by insisting upon mature purpose in education. When the veterans thinned out, the youngsters who had been mingling with them thought that they were entitled to all the adult concessions like respectable cars, marriage, and academic independ-

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