Robert Maynard Hutchins


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Noun1.Robert Maynard Hutchins - United States educator who was president of the University of Chicago (1899-1977)Robert Maynard Hutchins - United States educator who was president of the University of Chicago (1899-1977)
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It is to unsettle their minds, widen their horizons, inflame their intellects, teach them to think straight," said Robert Maynard Hutchins, former president of the University of Chicago, USA.
The lines between reading for pleasure and reading professionally are often part of the cultural tensions surrounding reading groups, and nowhere is this more evident than in Daniel Born's chapter on Robert Maynard Hutchins, Mortimer Adler, and the Great Books Enterprise at the University of Chicago in the 1940s.
The Great Books was a project by then chancellor of the University of Chicago Robert Maynard Hutchins and professor Mortimer Adler, founders of the Great Books Foundation; the books were sold door to door in 52 black leatherette volumes, comprising 443 books distilled from the literary, scientific and philosophical canon of the Western world.
In 1927, Adler's intellectual passions led him to correspond with a kindred spirit: Robert Maynard Hutchins, the wunderkind dean of Yale Law School.
The University's new president, Robert Maynard Hutchins, developed a "New Plan" for undergraduate instruction that further marginalized correspondence courses.
Among those whose reaction was unambiguously negative were neo-Thomists such as Mortimer Adler and University of Chicago President Robert Maynard Hutchins.
The core curriculum put into place in the 1930s by Robert Maynard Hutchins, president and then chancellor of the university, was among the most rigorous "Great Books" programs in the country.
Half a century ago the Commission on Freedom of the Press, headed by Robert Maynard Hutchins of the University of Chicago, concluded that the failings of the press were being kept under cover.
But their Boy Wonder president Robert Maynard Hutchins, abruptly pulled the university out of the Big Ten.
Robert Oppenheimer, Robert Maynard Hutchins, Alfred P.
Marshall entered public life as one of the legal whiz kids at Yale, where he bonded politically with like-minded young men and enlisted under the liberal banner of Law Dean Robert Maynard Hutchins and jurist William O.