Monday, January 30, 2012
Over My Dead Body
William Howard Taft, a powerful member of the Yale Corporation, declared that Yale would abolish the Latin requirement over his dead body. He died in 1930 and the requirement died in 1931.
Update: Thanks to Robert J. O'Hara, who pointed me to a copy of the 1828 Yale Report on The Collegiate Way web site (link added above).