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Date Posted: 13:08:11 07/05/17 Wed
Appreciate Parent's thoughtful posts and observations about the many virtues of U. of Chicago. I think it was Robert Maynard Hutchins, the "boy wonder" Dean of Yale Law School, who helped Chicago cement its reputation as a world class university in the 1930's. Unfortunately, Mr. Hutchins also pulled the plug on the glorious football tradition started by the immortal Amos Alonzo Stagg of Yale, Walter Camp's most talented protégé and the man who coached the Maroons to the point that they were known, before the Bears, as the "Monsters of the Midway." Yale tried to lure Hutchins back as its president in the late 30's, and he was said to remark, "why would I leave one of the world's great universities to head a glorified prep school on Long Island Sound." If this tale is true, it may have spared Yale FB a fate similar to that of Chicago's gridders, banned totally for decades.
Parent is dead on accurate with her comparisons of Chicago support of free speech with the sorry recent events on Ivy campuses. I would differ with Parent on one matter--the statement that there is such a thing as "a football recruit with an offer from Chicago and Yale." Reports in my possession from New Haven would indicate that no such person exists.
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