IV: President Gould


A Legacy of Excellence.

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Plate presented to Gould.
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A Legacy of Excellence.
In commenting on Gould's retirement in its June 25, 1962 issue, Newsweek noted that it was under his tenure that Carleton transformed "from a little-known Congregational institution into one of the finest liberal-arts colleges in the nation." The previous year the Chicago Daily Tribune had labelled the school "a little Harvard in academic distinction". Altogether Gould had given 30 years of his life to Carleton, and the identification between the College and its famous president was close. The association was unquestionably an advantageous one for the school, and Gould claimed that it was equally so for himself. "If I had my life to live over again," he stated shortly before his retirement, "I could not invest it with greater satisfaction to myself than I have done at Carleton College."


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