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Janet McReynolds Oral History


“Janet McReynolds Oral History,” Madison Historical, accessed June 16, 2024,


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This oral history interview with Ellen Nore-Nordhouser is part of a collection of oral histories conducted as part of a research project related to the 50th Anniversary of SIUE between 2005 and 2008.

McReynolds discusses the EHE, otherwise known as the Experiment in Higher Education which was the pilot program at the East St. Louis Campus and her later transfer to SIUE's Edwardsville campus in the Academic Resource Center. She candidly discusses racial tensions and the inequality between campuses. McReynolds, for example, mentions the fact that many of the courses within the EHE were coded by the university differently so when students left the EHE for the "main campus" they often received no credit for courses they had already taken because it was "experimental" and was considered prepatory. McReynolds also discusses the change in administration at the Edwardsville campus such as the difficulties Barbara Teters had in her position as Vice Provost under President Earl Lazerson.


  • education
  • Edwardsville



May 20, 2006


  • 1:51:12


Nore-Nordhauser, Ellen


McReynolds, Janet

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