President's Address to the Board: "A 40% Reduction in the Student Population"

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Title

President's Address to the Board: "A 40% Reduction in the Student Population"

Subject

Trinity College and the Influenza Pandemic of 1918

Description

The Board of Trustees meetings make no explicit references to the pandemic. Indeed, they address far more the state of military preparedness on campus and the general absence of the student body as a result of World War I. President Luther’s report at the April 25, 1918 meeting noted that “we opened the year with 167 names on our student roll, this figure showing a reduction of about 40% from normal…. Probably there are not more than 125 men in College and others will go.” Thus, it is in the context of a comparatively small number of students on campus that the pandemic would arise and bring death to the Trinity community.

Creator

Remsen Brinckerhoff Ogilby; Trinity College Board of Trustees

Source

Trinity College Digital Repository

Publisher

Watkinson Library and Trinity College Archives, Trinity College (Hartford, CT)

Date

April 25, 1918

Contributor

N/A

Rights

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Relation

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Language

English

Type

Text
College Records

Coverage

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

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