Education: Penguins & Scholars

When Carleton College began to instruct the young of Northfield, Minn, in 1867, its faculty consisted wholly of a stout-souled Dartmouth graduate named Horace Goodhue Jr., who taught 14 classes a day. Nine years later and still not overstaffed, the college lost a good man when Treasurer Joseph Heywood tried to prevent an unauthorized withdrawal from the bank he served as cashier—and was gunned down by Jesse James's boys. If the Congregational college's endowment vanished with the Missouri badman, it did not weigh heavily in his saddlebags; at any rate, Carleton—named first for...

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