Item #57858 Harvard and business [drop title]. John Jay Chapman, John Forbes Perkins.

Harvard and business [drop title]

[Boston: Harvard Graduates' Magazine, 1924]. Reprinted from the Harvard Graduate's Magazine, 8vo, pp. 20, original printed self-wrappers; fine. A debate between Chapman and Perkins on the commercialization of higher education, particularly within the business school. Chapman accuses Harvard of chasing alumni money to a predatory degree, criticizes preferential matriculation of the sons of alumni, and claims that "Business is not a profession; and no amount of rhetoric and no expenditure in circulars can make it into a profession." He ends his speech: "But let us not despair too quickly. Something I heard the other day makes me think that the peak in commercialism has been reached and that our own University is about to show a curve of interest in the humanities and the moral sciences... It is rumored that the Gude Sign Company offered to finance the entire university out of the receipts from athletic contests in the Stadium, if they were allowed to rebuild and enlarge it, and to cover it with artistic advertising signs. -- And you refused them!" Perkins argues that "Business" and "Commercialism" are not the same, and that business supplements rather than replaces the humanities. He argues for the value of the business man as a logistical lubricant of society, and asks: "What answer could we make to a boy with a gift for leadership who sees in business his best opportunity for effective service? Shall we turn our backs on him as though he had suggested something improper, or shall we place everything we have at his disposal?" Harvard and Brown only in OCLC. Item #57858

Price: $45.00

See all items in Americana, Economics, Education