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young faculty members early in their careers, and recipients were
therefore to be selected from the ranks of assistant professor and
instructor. In 1970–71 Assistant Professor of Anthro pology David
Evans and Assistant Professor of Politics Jon Reinhardt were cho-
sen for this distinction.
Members of the College Faculty were still divided about any
expansion of programs within the Graduate School. A committee
appointed by President Scales had recommended extreme caution,
and Scales himself had reiterated his own doubts (“we should not
strip ourselves of our [undergraduate] strength to have a relatively
weak graduate department”). Moreover, Graduate School Dean
Stroupe had spoken of a nation-wide financial crisis in graduate
education. But the Graduate Faculty approved Ph.D. programs in
chemistry and physics to begin as early as 1972 (the biology Ph.D.
program had already begun enrolling students in 1970), qualifying
their position by specifying that “no additional money” would be
provided. The College Faculty subsequently scheduled a vote on not
approving any new Ph.D. programs at this time. In an atmosphere
of controversy, following intelligent presentations on both sides,
members of the faculty proved to be evenly divided (61 to 61), and
the proposal to try to overturn the decision of the Graduate Faculty,
requiring majority approval, was defeated.
David Evans Jon Reinhardt
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