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No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him: it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required, that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction.

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Charles Kendall Adams

Charles Kendall Adams

Charles Kendall Adams (1835 - 1902) was an American educator and historian. He served as the second president of Cornell University from 1885 until 1892, and as president of the University of Wisconsin from 1892 until his death.

Born in Derby, Vermont, Adams studied with Andrew Dickson White, Cornell's first president, at the University of Michigan. Adams then taught history at Michigan until his appointment as president of Cornell. He was forced to resign at Cornell due to conflicts with the faculty over honorary degrees and control of faculty appointments. In 1892 he was elected president of the University of Wisconsin, where he remained until his death.

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