Education: Normalcy in Denver

When Albert C. Jacobs, onetime provost of Columbia University, took over as chancellor of the University of Denver in 1949, he found D.U. overcrowded, overextended and musclebound. In four years he slashed away about 300 marginal and vocational courses; he streamlined his departments, earmarked the alumni fund for faculty salaries, started a whole new policy of education first and athletics second. The result of his efforts: D.U. began to climb academically, but Chancellor Jacobs' popularity plummeted wildly.

D.U. alumni did not really mind his emphasis on brains, but they heartily resented his neglect...

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