Subject: Education / Administration / Higher

Subject: Education / Administration / Higher

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Pitt

|9780822962359|The Story of the University of Pittsburgh, 1787–1987| This is a history of a major American university from its birth on the western frontier in the eighteenth century through its two-hundredth anniversary. Told primarily through the stories of its energetic and sometimes eccentric chancellors, it’s a colorful and highly readable chronicle of the University of Pittsburgh. The story begins in the early spring of 1781, when an ambitious young Philadelphia lawyer named Hugh Henry Brackenridge crossed the Alleghenies to seek his opportunity in Pittsburgh. “My object,”?he wrote, “was to advance the country [Western Pennsylvania] and thereby myself.” He founded Pittsburgh…

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