Are Arts & Sciences Colleges Adequately Supported Relative to Professional Schools?

It is important to recognize that while in recent years the growth of scientific and technical study has increased in all universities, the number of students in the former course in Arts has possibly not kept pace with this new demand for professional education; still, as a matter of fact, every increase in the number of students has created in effect a demand for additional instruction, in the department of arts. Thus, while this important college has not perhaps formally grown, the amount of instruction required in it, and the number of students pursuing courses falling within its province, has vastly increased. It may be a question whether the appropriations for this college, which in addition to the instruction of its own students furnishes a major part of all of the instruction in the other colleges, except those of Law and Medicine, have kept pace with the amounts bestowed upon the technical schools.

(Waterman Thomas Hewitt, Cornell University: A History, 1905, p.219)