Education: In California

At Claremont, Calif., hard by Los Angeles, another Oxford rises. Oxford, at least, is the handiest comparison, for Oxford is a group of autonomous colleges, individually staffed, housed and administered, under a university seal that indicates their federation into a community of learning in which only major facilities, basic policies and an enveloping tradition are held in common.

The California Oxford does not call itself a "university," that term having assumed a peculiar connotation in the U. S. It calls itself Claremont Colleges. Lately the...

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