An Aristocracy of Brains?

As the next installment from the plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose department, here is an interesting excerpt from an article in Old Oregon, Vol. V, No. 3 (December, 1922). The author, Colin V. Dyment, was professor of journalism, Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, a member of the inaugural University Library Committee (1921), and coach of the men’s soccer team.

How does this compare to current conversations about selectivity in admissions, state expectations of public universities, elitism (real or perceived), and academic standards?

Rebooting the Past… FIG readers  take note —  this issue of Old Oregon also includes an essay by Lucile Saunders, “Glimpses of the Southern Continent.”

Apologies for the screenshot (jpeg image) — please let me know if you need the text transcribed.

excerpt from Old Oregon, December 1922
excerpt from Old Oregon, December 1922

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