Faculty and the Depression
In the 1890s, the university was under tremendous financial strain. Obtaining money from the government was an enormous difficulty because of the unpredictable rate in enrollment of students. Because of this unpredictability, it was impossible to for the legislature to know the amount of money actually needed. As a result of this, faculty salary was very low in comparison to the intense workload (Manley 122). In the end, a lot of notable faculty left to go to other universities for and less work load.