Harnest, Grant Hopkins (faculty), March 18, 1986
Scope and Contents
1 interview with Grant Hopkins Harnest, Middlebury College Professor of Chemistry. Harnest discusses getting a masters in Chemistry at Middlebury; changes in the Chemistry faculty in the 40's; salaries for professors; being an assisting professor; tenure; trustees; building homes; President Bates; how much time he spent with the students; new faculty; administration faculty relations; balancing research and teaching; buying equipment; President Stratton; Stratton's financial priorities; lack of funds for laboratories; President Armstrong; differences in salaries for professors; differences in chairmen in the past vs. today; department interworkings; changes with Armstrong; being chairman for the planning committee for science development; adminstration fund raising; building the science complex; expanding the student body; students turning away from science after Vietnam War; design of the science building; Starr Library; Science library; comparing Middlebury to other little Ivys; need blind; economic makeup of the students; and contact with the students.
- March 18, 1986
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
Open for research without restriction.
Biographical / Historical
Grant Hopkins Harnest (1916-2002) was a Middlebury College Professor of Chemistry from 1943 to 1982.
From the Collection: 147+ Objects
1 audio cassette
Assigned identifier: a13af19860318-01
Part of the Middlebury College Special Collections & Archives Repository
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