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ANSON J. UPSON, D, D., LL. D., Chancellor
In order of election by the legislature
Two va ies
MELVIL DEWEY, M. A., Secretary
INTRODUCTION The system of higher education in New York is one of great interest to the students of state educational institutions. It has the interest of age
and of historic incident, for it is closely connected with the whole development of the state. The distinguished men who aided in founding it, and their distinguished successors in its control, give to its history that interest which springs from association with conspicuous personality. But it is the greatness of the work achieved by this system in the development of the educational life of the state which chiefly entitles it to be studied. And yet the boundaries of the commonwealth do not bound the historic or the practical importance of the university. The American colonies were profoundly influenced during the latter half of the 18th century by the new educational ideas with which revolutionary France conquered the 19th century. The New York system shows abundant traces of this influence and itself has become a source of an influence which has spread to the Pacific on the one hand and back to Europe on the other.
New York a leader in innovation. New York has always been a leader among the states in the practical methods and organization of
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statistical record, by F. B. Hough.
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