the early 20th century, first- rate research universities rivaling their European models.
From the start, campus debate has been vigorous-over academic free- dom, admissions policy, the cur- riculum, research. Should Harvard tolerate heretics (Cotton Mather, 1702)? Are the classics an anach-ronism (The Yale Report, 1828)? Must the university deal with populist as well as aristocratic tastes (Ezra Cor- nell, 1865)?
In Laurence Veysey's view (The Emergence of the American Univer- sity, Chicago,...