James Hans Meisel
James Hans Meisel was an award-winning scholar and author. He found a permanent position at the University of Michigan after Wilson, but not before President Havens wrote this plea to other college presidents: “Meisel has no academic future ahead at the moment.
"He is going from us to work on a farm for want of something else to do. He is more than a good sport about it, and jokingly says that it is a good thing for an intellectual to get close to the earth and learn to work with his hands; but such a procedure is really a great waste of splendid talent, for while he is more than robust of mind he is rather slight of physique.” -PSH