The Centennial History of Tufts College, 1952

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A Modern College Grows

A Modern College Grows


Many special points in the century of Tufts' life stand out. First of all it has by

votes of its Trustees avoided the easy temptation of bigness. The constant effort has been to make the college better rather than larger. Tufts now has useful buildings, a
beautiful tree-shaded campus, and a growing endowment of invested funds. The total worth of the college today is eighteen million of which over ten million is endowment. Only nine institutions in the country with the word "College" in their titles now have a larger endowment. Tufts is fortunate in its special funds for scholarships and graduate fellowships.

The small faculty of early years brought wisdom from many institutions. Marshall the scientist came from Yale, Tweed and Keen in rhetoric and Latin from Harvard, Schneider in Greek from Basel in Switzerland, Shipman in English from Middlebury, and B. G. Brown in mathematics from Harvard. These men and their associates established


the high Tufts academic tradition. Among other teachers and deans of the early and
middle days were Anthony, Bacon, Bolles, Bray, M. T. Brown, Channing, Cushman, Dearborn, Denison, Dolbear, Durkee, Fay,
Frothingham, Gott, Graves, Harmon, Kingsley, Knight, Lane, Leonard, Lewis, McCollester, Maulsby, Pitman, Sanborn, Sawyer, Start, Thayer, Tousey, Wade, Whittemore and Wren. This group made a notable faculty. Today a number of Tufts teachers
and research men have national and indeed international reputations. The progressive and liberal spirit that led to the establishment of the college has always made scholars feel that it is an attractive intellectual society with which to be associated.