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Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters



Background information is taken from correspondence, newspaper clippings, and personnel documents in University archive files. Dr. Arlinghaus, professor of history, was appointed director of the McNichols Evening Division by the Rev. Celestin J. Steiner, S.J. in 1956. Dr. Arlinghaus directed the university's educational television program, "TV College," from 1957 through 1961. He was named Vice President for Student Affairs by Laurence V. Britt, S.J. president of the University of Detroit in 1964. Dr. Arlinghaus was named to the first University Professorship, a distinguished chair, to be established at the University in 1968. "The Fr. Malcolm Carron, S.J., U. of D. president, said Dr. Arlinghaus, administrator and teacher at U. of D. for the past 35 years will retire from his present vice presidential position May 15, the end of the current academic year.....In making the announcement Fr. Carron said 'It is most fitting that Dr. Arlinghaus become the first man at this University to hold the rank of University Professor because his career has indeed been a distinguished one in every way, both as an outstanding scholar and a tireless administrator." (The Michigan Catholic, April 11, 1968) "Formerly an instructor at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Dr. Arlinghaus came to the University in 1933. He studied at Xavier and Harvard, where he received is doctorate in philosophy. He is a member of the American historical association, has served as president of the American Catholic Historical Association in 1948, and was appointed to the executive board of the World Study Council in 1942. Dr. Arlinghaus, noted as an historian, has been active in academic and honorary societies, and is a regular contributor to Catholic Historical Review and Journal of Modern History. Modern European history is his specialty with emphasis upon the 19th and 20th centuries." (newspaper article, unnamed and undated; may be from the Detroit Free Press as other clippings are from the Free Press.) Commencement, University of Detroit, May 1, 1971.

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