McGrory, Dr. Kathleen part 1 (tape #16 side b)

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Tape stock length: 90 min

Running Time: 37 min


Dr. McGrory starts off by talking at great length about her time as a student and then segues into her time as faculty at WCSU. She talks about the pros and cons of being a department chair as well as what she feels the focus of WCSU should be.
Label Contents: 11/1/1976



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Friel, Jack


McGrory, Dr. Kathleen


Running Time: 37 min

Time Summary

0-10 Min: her travels through Europe as a college girl in search of the holy grail; her dissertation on German grail lore as well as the Arabic conquest of Spain;

10-20 Min: memories of the Canterbury monastery; chairperson of the English dept from 1974-1976 resigned; laments the lack of monetary support given to the English department.

20-30 Min: laments increasing student body being met with a steadily decreasing budget for each department; West Side campus legislative issues and a lack of administrative cohesiveness; potential uses for the midtown campus if WCSU is moved to the West Side campus; how WCSU has transformed from teacher preparation being its sole focus to being just one of a wide variety of degree programs;

30-40 Min: traveled all around WCSU's recruitment area (CT, NY) to evaluate the English departments of these area high schools, and how WCSU could help by better training teachers


Friel, Jack -- interviewer. “McGrory, Dr. Kathleen part 1 (tape #16 side b).” Jack Friel University History Collection, MS004. WCSU Archives, 9 July 2019. Accessed on the Web: 22 Oct. 2019.


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