John Ely Burchard

The administration of the President of MIT, Karl Taylor Compton, in the 1930s and 1940s, significantly improved the status of humanities and social sciences. A new plan of administration allowed for the Division of Humanities, which differed from the schools at MIT as it did not offer degrees. The division offered academic instruction in English, history, economics, and language, and in sociology, labor relations, government, international relations, law, philosophy, psychology, literature, music, and fine arts for both undergraduate and graduate students. The first Dean, Edwin S. Burdell, was thus appointedRead More