Dean McHenry at inauguration with James Reston and Charles Page
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Dean McHenry graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he was student body president
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Dean McHenry studied his way up the coast, receiving a master's from Stanford University
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Dean McHenry received a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.
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The book explains the function and institutions of the federal government since the earliest days of the American republic.
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Studies Tanzania's post-independence attempts to build a socialist society. The text examines the country's efforts to achieve socio-economic equality; to use agricultural co-operatives as a vehicle to socialism; and to contain Zanzibari sub-nationalism, which threatened the project.
Dean McHenry graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he was a student body president, then studied his way up the coast, receiving a master's degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. McHenry had a respectable academic career in political science. After teaching government at Williams College and political science at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. McHenry returned to the University of California at Los Angeles in 1939 as a member of the political science faculty.
Over the next 19 years he turned out a steady stream of scholarly works, among them ''The American Federal Government'' and ''The American System of Government'' and with time out for a couple of academic appointments in Australia and New Zealand emerged as an adept administrator at U.C.L.A. In addition to being department chairman, he had a nominally chuckling stint in charge of social sciences as Dean Dean McHenry.
As a tenured professor, Dr. McHenry might have remained at U.C.L.A. until retirement if his old Stanford roommate Clark Kerr, a longtime Berkeley professor, had not been named president of the University of California system in 1958. When Dr. Kerr asked for help, Dr. McHenry agreed to be his academic assistant and later dean of academic planning.
Those were heady days for academic planners in California, and as the university's representative on the group that drafted California's master plan for higher education in 1960, Dr. McHenry played a major role in devising what became an acclaimed and oft-copied three-tier system formed to guarantee a low-cost college education for every high school graduate in the state.
At the bottom of the academic pyramid were an array of two-year community colleges for less qualified students. In the middle was a network of four-year state colleges, like San Francisco State and Fresno State, open to students in the top third of their high school graduating classes, and at the top, for those ranked in the top eighth of their classes, were the six elite units of the University of California, among them U.C.L.A. and Berkeley. When the state authorized three new university campuses, at Irvine, San Diego and Santa Cruz, Dr. McHenry, who was in the thick of the planning, was named chancellor of the Santa Cruz campus.
At a time when the University of California was being increasingly criticized as an impersonal ''multiversity'' more interested in research than teaching, Dr. McHenry and Dr. Kerr used Oxford, Cambridge and Dr. Kerr's alma mater, Swarthmore, as the models for a campus of eight semi-autonomous residential colleges, where students would have close, continuing contact with their professors.
Leading architects were hired to construct the buildings at Santa Cruz, carefully placed to avoid disturbing the towering redwoods on the spectacular 2,000-acre campus overlooking Monterey Bay, which helped Dr. McHenry's recruitment of an impressive faculty drawn from Ivy League colleges and elsewhere. When the university opened in 1965, the dawn of the flower child era, the formula for laid-back education proved so popular that Santa Cruz attracted the cream of California's students and became the cynosure of the counterculture.
Dean E. McHenry, an academic pioneer who turned his vision of a campus with a redwoods vista, a Pacific view and a no-fault grading system into a counterculture magnet and an educational gem, died on March 17, 1998 at a hospital in Santa Cruz, California. He was 87.
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During his time at UCLA, Dean McHenry ran for several political campaigns, including mayor of Los Angeles and for the United States Congress.
Dean McHenry's vision, integrity, and deep commitment to higher education played an essential role in the successful development of the campus. McHenry instituted the radical policy of issuing no grades, using a simple “pass-fail" system. As the name of the system implies, a student either passes or fails a course instead of earning the traditional letter grades. McHenry also made it a point to construct buildings amongst the towering redwood trees on campus rather than cutting foliage down for development.
Outside academia, McHenry was active in the operations of Bonny Doon, a family-owned California vineyard.
Dean McHenry was married to the woman named Jane. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Sally MacKenzie and Nancy Fletcher; two sons, Dean Jr. and Henry; nine grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.