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THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE

THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE

TWO GREAT UNIVERSITY PRESIDENTS

The development of the American university during the last quarter of the nineteenth century is perhaps the most important chapter in our recent history. In this remarkable movement two institutions have led, and their prominence is personified in two great educational leaders, President Eliot, of Harvard, and President Gilman, of the Johns Hopkins. The oldest of our universities, with its high traditions, its faculty of eminent scholars and its alumni throughout the country, and the youngest of our universities, unentangled by precedents and engagements, free to plan its work and choose its

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President Charles W. Eliot.