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Contemporary Events in Higher Education

After WWII, America's universities experienced unprecedented expansion and became standardized.  Soldiers and baby-boomers boosted college enrollment by 50% in the 50s and 60s and greater strides were taken towards a more liberal education.

  • Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944 (GI Bill)
  • Harvard Report on General Education
  • Sputnik
  • Student Movement
  • Title IX
  • New view on higher education