A strong anti-German sentiment was another concern at The University of Michigan. It especially affected the faculty....In 1917 Professor Ewald Boucke, a German national, asked for a leave of absence for the duration of the war because he felt uncomfortable under the suspicion of his colleagues. His request was granted "indefinitely," and when he asked for reinstatement at the end of the war he was denied (146).

  • Ewald Boucke, Faculty History Project, University of Michigan