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The Act was an effort to create an institution to train ministers and lay leadership for Connecticut. Pierson lived in Killingworth now Clinton. The school moved to Saybrook and then Wethersfield. Init moved to New Haven, Connecticut.
Meanwhile, there was a rift forming at Harvard between its sixth president, Yale university Matherand the rest of the Harvard clergy, whom Mather viewed as increasingly liberal, ecclesiastically lax, and overly broad in Church polity. The feud caused the Mathers to champion the success of the Collegiate School in the hope that it would maintain the Puritan religious orthodoxy in a way that Harvard had not.
Cotton Mather suggested that the school change its name to "Yale College". The shipment of books represented the best of modern English literature, science, philosophy and theology. In the Rector and six of his friends, who had a study group to discuss the new ideas, announced that they had given up Calvinism, become Arminians and joined the Church of England.
They were ordained in England and returned to the colonies as missionaries for the Anglican faith. Thomas Clapp became president in and struggled to return the college to Calvinist orthodoxy, but he did not close the library.
Other students found Deist books in the library. They were both instrumental in developing the scientific curriculum at Yale, while dealing with wars, student tumults, graffiti, "irrelevance" of curricula, desperate need for endowment and fights with the Connecticut legislature.
A graduate of Yale, Stiles came to the college with experience in education, having played an integral role in the founding of Brown University in addition to having been a minister.
However, Yale graduate Edmund FanningSecretary to the British General in command of the occupation, interceded and the College was saved. InFanning was granted an honorary degree LL. During the period, Harvard was distinctive for the stability and maturity of its tutor corps, while Yale had youth and zeal on its side.
The first such organizations were debating societies: Crotonia inLinonia in and Brothers in Unity in Unlike higher education in Europethere was no national curriculum for colleges and universities in the United States.
In the competition for students and financial support, college leaders strove to keep current with demands for innovation. At the same time, they realized that a significant portion of their students and prospective students demanded a classical background. The Yale report meant the classics would not be abandoned.
All institutions experimented with changes in the curriculum, often resulting in a dual-track.
In the decentralized environment of higher education in the United States, balancing change with tradition was a common challenge because no one could afford to be completely modern or completely classical. He bested President Noah Porterwho disliked social science and wanted Yale to lock into its traditions of classical education.
Inunder an act passed by the Connecticut General AssemblyYale gained its current, and shorter, name of "Yale University".
Western painter Frederic Remington Yale was an artist whose heroes gloried in combat and tests of strength in the Wild West. The fictional, turn-of-theth-century Yale man Frank Merriwell embodied the heroic ideal without racial prejudice, and his fictional successor Frank Stover in the novel Stover at Yale questioned the business mentality that had become prevalent at the school.
Increasingly the students turned to athletic stars as their heroes, especially since winning the big game became the goal of the student body, and the alumni, as well as the team itself. Betweenwhen Harvard and Yale met in one of the first intercollegiate debates  and the year of the first Triangular Debate of Harvard, Yale and Princeton the rhetoric, symbolism, and metaphors used in athletics were used to frame these early debates.
Debates were covered on front pages of college newspapers and emphasized in yearbooksand team members even received the equivalent of athletic letters for their jackets. There even were rallies sending off the debating teams to matches, but the debates never attained the broad appeal that athletics enjoyed.
One reason may be that debates do not have a clear winner, as is the case in sports, and that scoring is subjective. In addition, with late 19th-century concerns about the impact of modern life on the human body, athletics offered hope that neither the individual nor the society was coming apart.
There was a mood of alarm and mistrust, and, while the crisis was developing, the presidents of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton developed a project to reform the sport and forestall possible radical changes forced by government upon the sport.
President Arthur Hadley of Yale, A. Lawrence Lowell of Harvard, and Woodrow Wilson of Princeton worked to develop moderate changes to reduce injuries. Their attempts, however, were reduced by rebellion against the rules committee and formation of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association.
The big three had tried to operate independently of the majority, but changes did reduce injuries. It would also reorganize its relationship with the Sheffield Scientific School. Noah Portermoral philosopher, was president from to During an age of tremendous expansion in higher education, Porter resisted the rise of the new research university, claiming that an eager embrace of its ideals would corrupt undergraduate education.
Levesque argues Porter was not a simple-minded reactionary, uncritically committed to tradition, but a principled and selective conservative.Study at the Yale School of Music, a worldwide leader in educating the creative musicians and cultural leaders of tomorrow.
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