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Eben S. Stearns, 1849-1855

Eben S. Stearns, 1849-1855

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Title:
Eben S. Stearns, 1849-1855
Description:
Eben S. Stearns was the president from 1849-1855. A stickler for excellence, Eben S. Stearns was selected to head the school at age 30. He introduced many changes: admission standards were tightened, school terms were increased from three to four, advanced graduate courses were created, and, in 1850, diplomas were awarded to graduates to promote professionalism. During his tenure, the enrollment increased dramatically, necessitating another move, in 1853, from West Newton to the college's present location in Framingham. When Stearns left in 1855, many faculty members followed, resulting in the enrollment dropping dramatically from 154 to 30.
Date:
[ca. 1850]
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Framingham State University, Henry Whittemore Library
Framingham State University - Archives http://www.framingham.edu/henry-whittemore-library/archives-and-special-collections/index.html
Collection (local):
Henry Whittemore Library Collection
Subjects:
University Presidents
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Language:
English
Identifier:
FSU_GB_0080