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Neuberger, Fred (Class of 1950, administrator), February 3, 1975

Identifier: MOH10

Scope and Contents

1 audio cassette tape containing interview with Fred Neuberger, Class of 1950 and Dean of Admissions by Tom Alderman. Neuberger discusses working as dean of admissions; President Storrs Lee; President Armstrong; President Stratton; the end of Women's college of Middlebury; coeducation; old economy; socioeconomic classes; Middlebury tuition; trustees; student body numbers; overenrollment; female vs. male students; how Middlebury students compare with other new england private schools; competition; Middlebury acceptance rate; Middlebury endowment; Alumni dinners; trustees; financial aid; large Middlebury investment; need blind; recruiting people of color; diversity in admissions; what admissions looks for in students; admitting athletes; balancing athletics and academics; affirmative action; World War 2; Jim Crow era; historical lack of racial diversity; increasing the number of minority students; supporting minority students; town gown relations; faculty salaries; how hard it is to reject applicants; admissions faculty; President Olin Robinson.


  • Creation: February 3, 1975

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Conditions Governing Access

Open for research without restriction.

Biographical / Historical

Frederick F. Neuberger (1925-2011) was born to Fred F. Neuberger and Alice Elizabeth (Cleminson) in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and graduated from Middlebury College in 1950. Neuberger worked as Dean of Freshman Men at Middlebury following his graduation from the College, and returned in 1959 to work in Admissions until 1991. Neuberger became Dean of Admissions in 1965. He married Dorothy (Bigelow) Neuberger in 1960.


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