History

On Woodrow Wilson ’79

But the time has come for Princeton men everywhere to forget these things and to honor Woodrow Wilson for what he actually did, not alone for Princeton, but for all education in general. The reforms which he instituted, the abuses which he corrected, the intensity to which he quickened intellectual life, here and wherever thinking men were congregated, belong to history and form a topic too vast even to be touched on here.
History

Two Presidents: A Study of Similarities Between Woodrow Wilson ’79 and James Madison ’71

However, when we study the lives of these two men and analyze them, which in a brief sketch it would be impossible to do fully, we are struck with their similarity. They both represented in the highest sense the scholar in politics. It is their knowledge, their learning, and their profound insight into the principles of government, which impress us, and which are clearly shown in their writings and speeches as well as in their deeds.
History

New Volumes of President Woodrow Wilson ’79 ’s Public Papers Reflect Stress of Times

On reading these volumes it appears strange at first that a writer and orator with such a gift of clear expression, backed by so honest a character and such direct and frank behavior, should have been misunderstood; but it is not surprising that he should have been hated. He was hated, rather than disliked, for men hate what they fear. It was not natural for him to speak soft words.
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Woodrow Wilson ’79 - Teacher

Mr. Wilson’s proposals with respect to teaching methods and residence arrangements came from a common observation and a common motive. He often said that he found the American undergraduate a schoolboy; he was determined that he should be, and should be treated like, a man.
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Woodrow Wilson ’79 As an Author and A Writer

President Wilson’s place in history as an author, despite all limitations and defects to which reference has been made, it must be maintained that President Wilson’s historical and political writings have in them the essential elements of permanence, proving themselves capable of standing the test of time and, indeed, of becoming more and more appreciated as the years pass on.
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Woodrow Wilson ’79: A Personal Tribute

This comradeship of his which began on this campus had a strong hold on him always. It included all kinds of men on the campus and diverse interests. He never lost the joy of it – and I know it often lightened his burdens.
History

Woodrow Wilson ’79 As A Thinker

It was this sort of thinking that to me explains much in his reconstruction of Princeton’s educational work and life. When he entered upon the presidency of this University, he found a long accumulated confusion in its curriculum, and in its teaching administration. The elemental simplicity of his thinking made his first accomplishment the reform of this into a simplicity that disclosed the rational value in the studies and the rational privilege in the teaching of them.

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