"What," ask students, "is the practical result of high scholarship?"
Purdue University conducted an investigation to answer this historic question.
"Practical result" was taken to imply " success," and " success " was defined as " the achievement of an adequate and correct ideal." Elaborated further, this ideal was to be achieved in three ways. By " self-preservation (wealth), preservation of the race (valuable service), attainment of a position of authority."
The records of 50 Purdue graduates unquestionably thus " successful " were exhumed to discover whether their " success" had been preceded...