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Michigan State

Education

Old Harvard had existed over two centuries when the Michigan University entered upon its full career. Within the brief period of forty years the latter has eclipsed the former in the range and perfection of its departmental equipments, in the compass and thoroughness of its course of studies, and in the number of students annually in attendance, including the departments of law and medicine. With a liberality characteristic of our citizens, the vital truth has been accepted in its fullness, that the fountains of knowledge should be held accessible to all. The barriers erected and maintained for ages by bigotry and prejudice have disappeared in the light of a higher and purer civilization. The social and educational equality of the sexes, with its immunities, is not only broadly accepted, but fully accorded in our university halls and lecture rooms. Michigan may well be proud of this achievement, not only in advance of the entire sisterhood of American states, but of all the time-honored seats of learning in the old world. Whether a university course of study thus freely accorded shall be accepted by many or few of the enfranchised sex, is unimportant compared with the fact of a fundamental principle vindicated, and an odious discrimination definitely ignored.

University of Michigan


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