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Colleges in the colonial era

In Chapter 1, Thelin (2011) mentions nine surviving colleges founded before 1781: Harvard, William and Mary, Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Brown, Dartmouth, Rutgers, and Pennsylvania. Many feel that these colleges stand out as quality higher education institutions that have acquired prestige and longevity. Do you agree with these viewpoints? Consider how these colleges have influenced perceptions of higher education, the quality of education then, and online learning now? Relate how these trends and events still impact higher education.

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My name is Jason Blair and it is my pleasure to provide you with some notes this evening about American colleges during the Colonial Era. By way of introduction, I am a professor in the state of Arizona.

Just like many components of American society, colleges and universities have come and gone in the past 250 ways. Even solid, well-founded schools have succumbed to the reality of the day and shuttered their doors. Various reasons caused this, such as a shift away from Puritan ideals, simple economics, and shifting demographics that have often resulted in historical colleges being located in areas of the ...

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The expert examines the colleges in the colonial era.