Light on the Hill, Volume II

Miller, Russell


Foreign students have, as expected, made up only a fractional minority of the Tufts student body. Nonetheless, one of the byproducts of World War II was a measurable increase in their numbers. There were thirty students from twenty-one countries in the College of Engineering in 1951 and eighty-eight from forty-five countries in the entire student body a year later. Within five years the number of foreign students had exceeded ioo, the largest number from East Asia, and the majority enrolled in engineering. A special adviser (Elliott King Shapira of the Romance Languages Department) was appointed on a part-time basis in 1952 to assist with such matters as visas.

The number of foreign students increased steadily thereafter. Although the number involved was small, a scholarship program for refugee students from Hungary was provided in 1957. Growth of both foreign students and faculty was so rapid by the early 197os (300 students and faculty in 1972 and 450 students and faculty in 1974) that their overall welfare became at first one of the many miscellaneous responsibilities of the Dean of the College of Special Studies. An International Office was established on the campus and a full-time Foreign Faculty and Student Advisor was appointed in 1973 to handle not only visas but labor certification and a myriad of other administrative matters relating to the rulings of the federal Immigration and Naturalization Service. In addition, Tufts ran a series of summer orientation programs for incoming foreign students, the first in 1978.

  • Light on the Hill, the second volume of the history of Tufts University, was published in 1986, covering the years from 1952 to 1986. This doucument was created from the 1986 edition of Light on the Hill, Volume II.
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 Title Page
1. Setting the Stage for the Second Century
2. Long-Range Planning
3. Bricks and Mortar 1952-1967
4. The End of Theological Education at Tufts
5. Ever-Widening Curricula for Liberal Arts and Engineering
6. Jackson College: A Search for Identity
7. Defining the Role of the College of Special Studies
8. The Arts and Sciences Faculty I
9. The Arts and Sciences Faculty II
10. The Central Library
11. The Changing Character of the Student Body
12. Fraternities and Sororities at Tufts: A Cyclical History
13. A Beehive of Activity: From Trustees to Students
14. From Wessell to Hallowell
15. The Hallowell Administration: Years of Trial and Tribulation
16. The Hallowell Administration: Continued Trial and Tribulation
17. Educational Ventures, Successful and Otherwise
18. The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
19. Medical and Dental Education I
20. Medical and Dental Education II
21. Taking Stock of the University in the 1960s and 1970s
22. The Mayer Administration: A Preliminary View
23. The Mayer Administration: Consolidation and Expansion