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The Core Curriculum

The Daniel Bell Report

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President Truman approached Daniel Bell in 1965 to reappraise general education at Columbia. Bells' report, "The Reforming of General Education: The Columbia College Experience in its National Setting," served as an introduction to the national problems of general education beyond Columbia. His major proposition consisted of a "third tier" of interdisciplinary general education to allow greater consideration of twentieth-century issues and texts.