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DWU history written by one of its own

October 1, 2010 in The Daily Republic

There could be few if any better candidates to tell the story of Dakota Wesleyan University than Jim McLaird.
McLaird, a DWU history professor emeritus and 1962 graduate who still resides in Mitchell, is the author of “The Dakota Wesleyan University Memory Book, 1885-2010.”
“It helped in some sense,” he said of his ties to the college. “I was very familiar with the subject matter. But it was tough to be objective.” Continue Reading

DWU Memory Book: If anyone deserves credit as founder, Brush is likely choice

September 17, 2010 in The Daily Republic

If any one person could be designated as the founder of Dakota University, Dr. William Brush would be the likely choice. He was among those who incorporated the school in 1883, and became its first president. Brush was, according to those who knew him, an inspirational leader. Nonetheless, he had his detractors and was ousted from the presidency against his will.
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