University under Jones (1944-1966)

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University under Jones (1944-1966)

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Title: University under Jones (1944-1966)
Abstract: With the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941, the United States entered World War II. Youngstown College, like the rest of the country, dedicated itself to supporting the military and would emerge from the conflict completely transformed. Summer vacations were canceled for the duration of the war. Likewise, the football program was suspended and Coach Dwight W. “Dike” Beede turned to selling insurance. The curriculum at Youngstown College was adjusted to military needs. A “Wartime Accelerated Degree Program” was instituted, whereby a four-year diploma could be earned in three years. Courses were highlighted that provided training for students entering the Armed Forces, various war industries, and government service. Flight instruction was offered for students destined for service in the U.S. Army Air Forces and U.S. Naval Aviation. After the war ended in 1945, Youngstown College experienced a period of unprecedented growth, thanks to the huge influx of military veterans entering college through the G.I. Bill. The war time curriculum also led to a greater emphasis on science and engineering which remains today.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1989/11928
Date: 2016-10-26

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bulwark_democracy_12.tif 13.48Mb TIFF image View/Open WWII advertisement
pic1004.tif 18.14Mb TIFF image View/Open post war classroom
wartime_acceleration_10.tif 8.761Mb TIFF image View/Open accelerated war courses
wartime_evening_courses_10.tif 5.113Mb TIFF image View/Open wartime courses
WWII Jambar- page one_17.pdf 1.549Mb PDF View/Open Jambar December 1944

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